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Propagating Tasks in February


A time for setting some established plants into growth, and taking cuttings from others.

Continue with your sowing and cutting programme as required, and pot up the seedlings and cuttings as they become available.

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

Week 5 - 29th Jan. to 4th Feb.

Sow Althaea seed.

Take Chrysanthemum, Grape and Pelargonium cuttings.

Start Dahlias into growth if not done previously.

Start Fuchsias into growth by spraying the plants with tepid water.

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

Sow Achimenes, Asarina, Catananche, Celosia, Fennel, Shallot and Verbena seeds.

Stratify Rose seed in refrigerator.

Prick out Cranesbill / Geranium seedling if large enough to handle.

Take Heliotrope, Osteospermum cuttings.

Week 7 - 12th Feb to 18th Feb.

Sow Anomatheca, Carnation, Heuchera, and Surfinia seeds.

Prick out autumn sown Althaea, Alliums, Alstroemeria, Lupin, Onion and Shallots if large enough to handle.

Pot up Auricula offsets into pots of gritty compost.

Week 8 - 19th Fe to 25th Feb.

Stratify Aconitum and Lewisia seeds.

Sow Anacyclus, Arthropodium, Auricula, Azalea, Begonia, Delphinium, Digitalis, Echinops, Eucalyptus, Gazania, Laurentia, Leontopodium, Lychnis, Osteospermum, Penstemon, Primula, Strelitzia and Trachycarpus / Chusan Palm seeds.

Prick out Buddlea and Celosia seedlings if large enough to handle.

Take Anchusa, Echinacea, Eryngium, Papaver / Poppy root cuttings.

Commence potting up rooted Chrysanthemum cuttings, and taking more cuttings if required.