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Gardening Jobs for February


We've got through January and spring is not too far away. Here in West Sussex the snow drops are appearing signalling that winter is soon to pass and that the joys of spring are not too far away. It might be cold and wet outside but there is still lots you can do in the garden so wrap up warm, don your wellies and head outside!


Sow/Plant:

Order dahlias

Sow tomatoes, cucumbers and aubergines

in a propagator

Start chitting early potatoes.

Mulch aparagus and artichokes

Plant trees and fruit bushes

Prepare beds and borders


Harvest/pick:

Iris, snowdrops, crocus, aconites

Leeks, kale, cabbage, chard, spinach

Secature/lopper jobs:

Prune wisteria to 2-3 buds - last chance!

Prune cornus (dogwoods at the end of the month)

Prune winter flowering jasmine after flowering.

Prune fuchsia, buddlias and ornamental grasses.

Cut back autumn fruiting raspberries.

Prune currants.

Winter prune apple and pear trees

(but not cheery or plum)


Lawns and ponds:

Mow when the grass starts growing but

not too short!

Keep clearing leaves out of ponds






"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful." - Alice Walker



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