What to do/best plants-February

What to do in the Garden in February.

Winter has been a good excuse to stay in the warm and not venture outside. However, depending on how cold or warm it’s been, plants will be stirring themselves to perform later in the year, so there are jobs to help them on their way:
– Deadhead and prune any of your winter flowering shrubs and hardier plants, such as Wisteria, Roses, Clematis, Grape Vines.
– Finish winter pruning fruit trees and soft fruits such as Apples, Pears, Currants and Gooseberries
– Plan any changes you want to make eg. new borders to create, different plants or annuals to add, so that
you’re ready to plant when it warms up

Some plants looking great in Feb
– Lots of Heathers, but be careful, most need acid soil
– Jasminum nudiflorum and Forsythia will bring bright yellow cheer to the garden
– Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’  will give fabulous scent, as will any of the Witchhazels (Hamamelis)

To read the full article, please see below, or to read about what to do other months click hereIn the Garden in February