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February Garden Advice and Maintenance
Wednesday 15 January 2020

General Gardening

  • Prune back Buddleja and Sambucus (elderflower) plants hard; down to just 18 inches or 50cm if wished
  • Start sowing vegetables but make sure you keep them under cover
  • Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches
  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering
  • Divide bulbs such as snowdrops when they have finished flowering
  • Prune Wisteria back to 2 or 3 buds
  • Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges
  • Cut back deciduous grasses, ready for new growth in Spring
  • Prick out seedlings and pot them on as soon as they are large enough
  • Prune back Roses and Clematis that flowered late summer and Autumn
  • If you suffered from peach leaf curl on your peaches or nectarines last year spray now with a copper based fungicide before bud burst.

In the Greenhouse

  • Do not over water your plants, water only when the compost is dry
  • Plant new Grape vines, or prune established vines
  • Sow Sweet Peas for planting out later
  • Check the glass is not loose after high winds over the winter
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