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What to do in the garden in February?

February may seem like a dull, cold winter month, but actually, it is the perfect time to prepare your garden for springtime. February is a turning point in the garden. It’s still cold outside, but tiny signs of spring’s arrival, like flower bulbs, slowly emerging from the ground and days getting longer, make this an ideal month to start gardening again. Find out everything you can do in February in the flower, vegetable, and fruit garden.

Tips for the flower garden

If you want to enjoy a stunning display of flowers this season, you have to take some action now. There’s a lot to do in the flower garden, whether you have a large cottage garden or an urban balcony.

  • Prune wisteria, late summer-flowering clematis from group two, roses and rhododendron’s now.
  • Cut shrubs like buddleja, Cornus and salix.
  • Pot up containers or flower pots with hardy spring-flowering plants, like primroses and forget-me-nots.

Order flower seeds to sow in the border this season to create a colourful, wildlife-friendly and stunning display.

Primroses - Rushfields

Tips for the vegetable garden

Growing your own vegs is big fun, and this is your chance to get growing this season.

  • Start chitting early potatoes indoors by standing them in an egg box in a bright, cool, frost-free place.
  • Sow tomatoes and cucumber seeds for greenhouse growing.
  • Plant out garlic and shallots if you have light soil. Heavy soils need a little longer to warm up.

February is still the time to plan and organize. Think of which vegetables you want to grow this year and get your veg seeds at Rushfields.

Sowing Tomatoes - Rushfields

Tips for the fruit garden

Nothing is more beautiful than the first cherry blossom trees blooming in the fields. We only have to wait a little longer before it’s that time again. In the meantime, there are plenty of gardening jobs to do in the fruit garden.

  • Prune fruit trees like peach, nectarine, apples, currants, pears and gooseberries.
  • Plant bare-root fruit bushes, canes and trees like raspberry and blackberry as long as the ground isn’t frozen or waterlogged.
  • Mulch fruit trees with well-rotted organic manure or compost.

Growing fruit trees is a rewardable job. Some fruit trees like cherries show stunning blossoms in early spring, followed by delicious fruits in summer. Select the suitable fruit trees for your outdoors. Even if you don’t have a garden, it’s possible to produce your own fruit. Ask our team at the garden centre for advice.

Plant fruit bush - Rushfields

Get your garden supplies at Rushfields

If you want to make an excellent start to the gardening season, you must buy the right tools. Rushfields Plant Centre has a fantastic range of hand tools available in our centre in Poynings. Visit us for February gardening tools like pruning shears, weed pullers, working gloves, rakes, trowels, bulbs, planters and planting tools. You can always ask our staff workers for advice on which tools to choose. Visit our garden centre in Poynings, Sussex, for flower bulbs, garden tools, vegetable seeds, etc. Let’s get this gardening season started.

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