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    Bridgend the town by the river 

Welcome to
Alan's
Gardeners Calendar

February

General Gardening Tips for February!

JOBS TO DO IN THE GARDEN

  • Check that all your winter frost protection is securely in place.

  • Cut back ornamental grasses and other perennial with winter interest.

  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering.

  • Prune Wisteria
    Cut back late flowering Clematis to their lowest pair of healthy buds and then mulch and feed.

  • You can continue to plant containerised roses, avoid planting in areas which have had roses in previously because the newly planted stock may suffer from (Rose sickness)

LAWNCARE

  • If the weather is mild, you may need to start mowing, remember to cut on the lawn mowers highest setting.

  • Brush away any worm casts, which develop.
  • Prepare seed beds for new lawns to be seeded later in spring but only do if soil is not too wet.

JOBS TO DO IN THE GREENHOUSE

  • Check that your heaters are in good working order.
  • Check your capillary matting moisture levels regularly being carful not to over water.
  • Remember to ventilate greenhouse on warmer sunny days and shade the more delicate plants in your collection.
  •  Gloxinia, Begonia and Dahlia tubers can all be planted in trays or pots this month before potting on once growth appears or roots out grow the pot.
  • Plug plant are now available from garden centres and catalogues. Grow them on in the greenhouse being carful not to over or under water.

THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

  • Prepare the vegetable seed bed, and begin sowing under glass closhes.
  • Chit your Potato tubers by laying them in trays out of direct sunlight.
  • Check your fruit cage is secure or net fruit and vegetable plants to keep the birds off.
  • Plant Onions, Garlic and shallots at the end of the month.
  • Now is the time to prune Gooseberries, red and black Currants, Autumn Raspberries and not forgetting new bushes or cordons.
  • If the ground is in good condition and not frozen you can plant bare-root fruit trees and bushes.
  • The parsnips are best after a frost but can be pulled this month on, Brussels, Turnips, Leeks and sprouting broccoli can also be harvested.

HOUSEPLANT CARE




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