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Gardener's Diary

February


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

 

Previously in The Gardener's Diary...

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012


 

The Gardener's Diary

The Royal Horticultural Society


The Royal Horticultural Society
is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

In this section on Laterlife they share their expertise to provide your Jobs for the Month - making sure that your garden is ready for the season ahead.

Find out more about how to become a member of the RHS




Jobs for the month - February

Spring is in sight

This month there are signs of the approaching spring, with bulbs appearing and birds and wildlife waking up as light levels and temperatures increase. There's plenty to do indoors this month, all in preparation for the season ahead. Outdoors, the garden is coming to life again, and its time to prune shrubs, such as Wisteria.

Top 10 jobs this month:

  1. Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover

  2. Chit potato tubers

  3. Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches

  4. Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off

  5. Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering

  6. Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting 'in the green'

  7. Prune Wisteria

  8. Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges

  9. Prune conservatory climbers

  10. Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter

For more vital tips on caring for your garden from the Royal Horticultural Society check out their February advice for:

Flowers
Trees and Shrubs
Greenhouse, Conservatory and Houseplants
Lawns
Ponds
Structures



 

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