Whether you have your own allotment, a favourite patch in the Dolphin Square gardens or a thriving collection of house plants, our seasonal gardening tips will help to keep your greenery looking its best.
- Pruning: Cut the summer side shoots back to two or three buds.
- Prepare: Place a cloche over the soil this month, to help warm up the ground for a few weeks before sowing early peas.
- Lawn: Avoid walking on the lawn when it’s blanketed by a heavy frost or snow, as this will damage the grass.
- January top tip: Shred your Christmas tree and add it to compost bins.
- Weeds Dig up perennial weeds in your beds and kitchen garden to get a head start before the warm weather arrives.
- Divide: Divide snowdrops if you want to move them or create more plants.
- Prune: Winter prune apple trees and pear trees while they’re still dormant.
- Birds: With cold city spells this month, hang out fat balls and keep bird feeders topped up.
- February top tip: Central heating can dry out indoor plants. Mist house plants regularly and stand them on a tray of pebbles filled with water