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February

The February garden is often a mixture of extreme cold and snow or fine spring like days. Now is the time to take stock and take a look round for the gardening year ahead. There are many jobs that can be undertaken this month weather permitting, however it is advisable not to go moving or planting in frosty icy weather. The days are getting longer and there are welcome signs that spring is on its way, but here in Ireland we never take the weather for granted as most days we can have four seasons in one day.

SHRUBS & TREES
 
• Continue to plant bare root hedging and shrubs.  This is a low cost way to plant shrubs and a new hedge.
• There's still plenty of time to plant bareroot roses.
• Prune winter flowering shrubs that have finished flowering.
• Prune fruit trees and bushes removing any dead or diseased branches dress with potash.
• Move any shrubs whilst they are dormant.
• Cut Buddleja back hard to near ground level.
• Trim hedges.
• Prune Virginia creepers, Boston ivy and ivy.
• Cut back Cornus (dogwood), willow, hydrangea, lavatera and hardy fuchsias.


IN THE BORDERS

• Lift and divide perennial plants it encourages healthy growth.
• Clear up the flower beds removing dead stems and putting debris on the compost heap.
• Fork over borders watching out for the spring bulbs that are quite visible now.
• Plan and design new beds and borders
• If the weather isn't to wet start to dig new beds and borders
• At the end of the month prune summer flowering clematis pruning out weak and broken plant.
• Cut back autumn flowering clematis to around 45cm above ground level.
• Trim winter heathers after flowering. 
• Cut back ornamental grasses


IN THE VEG PATCH
• Prepare veg beds on fine days by removing weeds and raking in well rotted manure.
• You could also use chicken manure pellets or home made compost.
• Cover an area with black plastic to dry out the soil and warm it up.
• Chit potatoes.
• Plant onion and shallot set towards the end of the month.
• Plant perennial veg rhubarb, asparagus, and artichokes.
• Cover existing rhubarb with a bucket to encourage an early crop. Plant garlic.
• Cut down to the ground autumn fruiting raspberry canes
• Prune gooseberry plants.


IN THE TUNNEL OR GREENHOUSEE

• Don't be tempted to go wild and plant many different seeds as the light levels are still quite poor.
• Sow leeks, onions and broad beans, summer cabbage and lettuce for planting out in Spring.

• Sow
peppers, chillies and tomatoes in a heated propagator.
• Sow sweet peas.
• Plant strawberry plants in
containers and hanging baskets and put them into the tunnel or greenhouse.
• Sow annual flowers on a sunny window sill.  Check the back of the packets for planting instructions.
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