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Miscellaneous Tasks in February


In most areas the situation in the garden will be similar to last month!

Meaning one should fit necessary tasks in as and when conditions allow.

Note: As with most advice on gardening the advisors location will often influence the content of the advice.

To alleviate this problem I have produced this chart indicating how you can make adjustments to the timing of events as seen in this website.

I hope you find this useful! .......Tg

At any time this month:

If not alread done, move Pots / Containers to a sheltered position for protection during bad weather.

Similarly,raise pots onto feet / bricks to ensure water drains away when they thaw out.

Check plant labels for fading,damage or loss and replace as necessary.

In the interest of safety keep paths and walkways free from snow.

If salting paths / walkways, only use sufficient to thaw the ice / snow, the salty water run-off can damage lawns and adjacent plants.

Knock snow of trees,shrubs and fruitcage nets to prevent the weight of the snow damaging them.

Fill bird feeders regularly, try to keep some unfrozen water available for the birds to drink.

Week 5 - 29th Jan. to 14th AFeb.

Check fence posts and panels and repair / replace if necessary.

Week 6 - 5th Feb. to 11th Feb.

Commence preparations for a new Lawn if soil conditions permit.

Week 7 - 1th Feb. to 18th Feb.

If not done previously check lawnmower and garden tools and service / replace as necessary.

Week 8 - 19th Feb. to 25th Feb.

When weather conditions allow, tidy pond margins.