Thursday, 18 February 2021

What to do in February?

February Jobs

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Tidying up your garden 
is a job that feels a bit like 
hard work at this time 
of the year. 

It is cold and not usually
 very inviting. Try having 
warming ginger tea 
beside you.

1.So wrap up well and 
try to keep moving. 

2. If you have bulbs 
you previously planted, 
clear away the leaves 
and twigs around them 
so you can see them
as they push up through 
the earth.

3. Keep watching out
for new shoots as 
they appear. 

Be gentle when clearing 
so you avoid snapping off 
any new growth.


New cyclamen 
leaf I just found in the ground.

4. Keep pots well watered 
as they will always dry out. 

5. For some seasonal 
colour find some nice 
small pots and fill with 
primulas and violas.

Without a doubt 
it will lift your mood.

Buy from any good garden 
centre, not online as you 
can't see the quality 
of the plants

Or a good market stall.

6. Tidy around pots and 
sweep up any remaining 

7. Make sure your plants 
are protected from frost 
and cold winds 
by using horticultural 
fleece or place in 
the shelter of your 
door step.

8. It is a good time 
to look at seed 
get some 
inspiration for the 
year ahead. 

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February is the month 
that starts us thinking
about the gardening year. 

I look out at my garden 
sometimes and think 
how sad it looks 
but as the days go by 
there is a glimmer of hope. 

Planning is the key to 
any garden space.

 Have a good look 
at your space.

While there is a 
skeleton of a garden 
go out and take
some notes
of what you see and 
what you would 
like to create.

Today's haiku

Winter's garden 
Ah, the moon, 
a silvery thread
As insects hmmm

Matsuo Basho

fuyu niwa ya
tsuki mo ito naru
mushi no gin

More jobs for February


1. Make a note of bulbs 
you would like to plant 
next season.

2. Think  about 
the colours 
you really like 


3. Cut back any dead twiggy 
growth on shrubs 

4. Remember to 
clean your tools with a 
safe disinfectant spray.


5. Clear pathways of debirs 
and old leaves

6. Cut back any 
dead flowers,
you have left
from the autumn.


Depending on how tidy 
you are, you could 
leave berries
for the birds to 
feast on.

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