What to do in the garden in February:

What to do in the garden in February:

The sap is rising – and it's time for early bird gardeners to get out and doing. There are veg seeds to sow, pruning to finish and a good tidy-up before the season ahead. Let’s get started!

General tasks:
Spread slow-release fertiliser like pelleted poultry manure under hedges and around shrubs and trees
Top dress containers by scraping out the top couple of inches of compost and replacing with fresh

Ornamental garden:
Put copper rings in place around emerging shoots to protect them from slug attacks
Repot container plants if they’ve become pot bound: move them into a pot one size up and backfill with fresh compost.
Plant lily bulbs in containers under cover now and move them outside onto the patio as they come into bud

Kitchen garden:
Cover bare soil with clear polythene to warm it before spring sowing to get seeds off to a flying start
Start sowing hardy crops like beetroot and early carrots if the soil is warm enough – pop a cloche over the top to keep them cosy
Stock up on veg seeds at our garden centre here in Uffculme - just bring along your growing plan and we’ll supply the rest!