The February Garden
Looking out of the window on an overcast chilly day you could be forgiven for thinking spring was a long way off. Nothing much happening, but you would be wrong. Just take a walk around the garden and you will see that the plants don’t agree.
Hellebores are all out in flower from yellow, white and pink to almost dark maroon. The Aconites with their bright yellow flowers surrounded by a bright green ruff. Scylla flowering in their beautiful blue. Magenta flowers of the Cyclamen corm are like little jewels. Crocus of all colours popping up. Daffodils and Alliums pushing through the soil just waiting for their time in the limelight. Shrubs and climbers are all coming into bud.
Take heart there’s plenty of interest to brighten each day. A garden is for every day not just for summer.
Jobs for February
Plant Broad Beans in 3″ pots & put them in a cold greenhouse or a coldframe.
Plant Peas in a length of unwanted guttering spacing evenly in a double row and keep as for Broad Beans.
Raspberries cut out last years fruiting canes, give a feed with an organic fertilizer and tie in the new canes to the wires.
Dahlias check overwintered tubers.