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    This month there are signs of the approaching spring, with bulbs appearing and wildlife waking up as light levels and temperatures increase. There's plenty to do indoors this month to prepare for the season ahead. Outdoors, as the garden comes to life again, it's time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as Wisteria as well as evergreen hedges. This month's main gardening jobs as suggested by the RHS are: Plant deciduous trees, shrubs and hedging Take hardwood cuttings for more plants next year Reduce the amount of water you give to houseplants More jobs for February... Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover Chit potato tubers Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting 'in the green' Prune Wisteria Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges Prune conservatory climbers such as bougainvillea Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter, remove dead grass from evergreen grasses Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more. Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (February) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice! Cover Image by Carola68 Die Welt ist bunt...... from Pixabay
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