Just a drop by Catherine the Garden Lady
We love February. From the wonderful colours and the first signs of spring snowdrops to the scent of romance and Valentine’s Day popping up right in the middle of the month. Although usually the coldest time of the year, it can provide an exciting opportunity to begin those jobs ready for the start of the new gardening season. The spring bulbs are starting to show and there are new buds on shrubs and trees, with some shrubs even beginning to flower, providing a taste of things to come when the garden really starts to wake up after the winter gardening season.
February also sees the first of the warmer weather so you can spend time improving the soil for growing your own fruit and vegetables. The natural period of dormancy is coming to an end so this is an ideal time for taking action on many plants that have been allowed to get out of hand. If you did not do so during autumn, cut back any dead growth on perennials to allow new growth to develop.
Do not use soil where the ground is frozen or waterlogged.
Just a Drop – Written by Catherine Williams, The Garden Lady