February

It’s February and depending on your region, the first snowdrops, crocus, and daffodils may be showing themselves as they begin to flower.

To get a jump start on the growing season, consider sowing the seeds listed to the right directly outside if you can work your soil or starting some tender annuals inside.

Many summer flowering plants can be divided and transplanted now if the soil in your area is workable.

Handy Gardening Tips:

  • Prune evergreen trees and shrubs
  • Put a dressing of slow-release fertiliser such as bonemeal or rose fertiliser around the roots of shrubs and roses
  • Top dress container shrubs by replacing top inch with new compost
  • Divide and plant snowdrops after flowering
  • Start sowing seeds of tender perennials and annuals under cover

General Tips for the Lawn:

If you’re turfing, now’s a good time to finish. If you plan to sow seeds instead, start preparing your soil at the end of the month, weather permitting.

During the month of February, the lawn could experience all types of weather from cold but sunny days to hard frosts and snow. If the lawn is covered in snow or frost – try to avoid anyone walking on it. On sunny days, it is more than likely that in the mornings – the lawn will be covered in a layer of dew. During the day, the grass will move as the sun moves in the sky. Sun light is limited, so manage your lawn during midday.

 Plants at their best ... We recommend Sowing ... It's a great time to Harvest... It's a good time to Harvest...

Henbit
Zinnias
Alstromeria
Irises
Pansies
Primrose
Snapdragons
Mediterranean White Health
Queen Anne’s Lace
Rhododendron
Dutch Hyacinth
Winter Aconite
Lenton Rose
Christmas Rose
Viburnum
Double Snowdrop
DAFFODILS
Tulips
Holly Berry
Winter Jasmine

Abronia
Ageratum
Alonsoa
Anemone
Aquilegia
Arctotis
Baileya
Bloomeria
Brachycome
Browallia
Calendula
Charieis
Chrysanthemum
Clarkia
Cleome
Collinsia
Cosmos
Diascia
Dimorphotheca
Emilia
Flax
Forget-me-not
Gaillardia
Gilia
Hunnemannia
Linaria
Lobelia
Lonas
Lupine
Marigold
Maurandia
Mimulus
Nicotiana
Periwinkle
Petunia
Phlox
Poppy
Thymophylla
Stevia
Stocks
Sweetpea
Verbena
Zinnia

Califlowers
Onions and Shallots
Garlic

Broccoli & Calabrese
Brussels Sprout & Kale
Cabbages
Cauliflowers
Celeriac & Kohl Rabi
Chard
Leeks
Lettuces
Parsnips
Salad Leaves
Spinach