OUR MONTHLY GARDENING GUIDES
JOBS FOR February
Spring is almost in sight and your garden is beginning to awake from it’s winter slumber. Bulbs will begin to appear and wildlife will start to return to your garden as the days get longer and temperatures increase.
It’s still a month of preparation, whether you’re sowing seeds, tidying up your lawn or showing your garden a little TLC, so grab your coat and head outside as your garden begins to come to life again!
Plant your summer-flowering bulbs
Summer-flowering bulbs provide the biggest, best and most exotic-looking blooms and now is the time to plant them! We love Begonias, Dahlias or Alliums – perfect for adding pops of colours to your beds and borders when they shoot through in spring!
Start sowing your seeds
Growing from seed is the cheapest and most rewarding way to grow own – all it takes is a little patience. Start by sowing your seeds indoors, whether it’s herbs and vegetables or your favourite summer bedding plants such as Lobelia, Dianthus and Geranium.
Chit your potatoes
Now is the time to buy your seed potatoes and start chitting! Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables and they’re really easy to grow – begin by placing your spuds in an egg box on a windowsill and place in a cool, light and airy spot to allow the sprouts to grow!
SHow your lawn some love
Start by giving your lawn a good rake to get rid of fallen leaves, moss and other debris. A great technique to get rid of moss is to aerate your lawn – this is a simple technique that creates air pockets that will help remove moss and encourage route growth!
TIME FOR A GOOD CLEAN
It may not be the most glamourous job but now is an ideal time to give your greenhouses, pots and containers a good clean before the growing season starts! Plants will live longer and look better if your pots are clean so get out into the garden and get scrubbing.