Jobs to do in the February Garden

birds in a nest

Now, before the birds start nesting, is the best time of year to clear your garden if it has become overgrown. It’s too easy to just live with what you have. Think instead of the potential for what you garden might be like if it were to be cleared. This is a good month for pruning woody plants. Hardy shrubs … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month: Clematis cirrhosa ‘Freckles’

clematis cirrhosa freckles

This vigorous evergreen climber is a really good ‘doer’ in a garden. An excellent plant for disguising an ugly fence or wall, it’s also obliging enough to flower at a time of year when there’s not much else to see in the garden. Being slightly tender, it will require a sheltered spot, ideally with a bit of dappled shade. As … Read More

A February Garden Full of Hope

I think of the February garden as being full of hope. There are lots of small signs that give a powerful sense that spring is about to burst upon us. Catkins, snowdrops, crocuses, violets, hellebores and primroses are the first harbingers of spring. On mild days you might be tempted to spend an hour or two in the garden this … Read More