Plant of the month – Prunus ‘Kursar

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This month there are signs of the approaching spring, with bulbs appearing and birds and wildlife waking up as light levels and temperatures increase. There is plenty to do indoors this month, all in preparation for the season ahead. Outdoors, the garden is coming to life again, and its time to prune shrubs.


Spring Is in Sight

This small tree packs a punch with beautiful deep-pink saucer flowers profusely borne on bare stems. It is a favourite of gardeners because it gives a splash of intense colour before the other showy flowering trees such as magnolias really get going.

Top 10 jobs for February

 1.     Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover

2.    Chit potato tubers

3.   Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches

4.    Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds     off

5.    Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering

6. Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting ‘ in the green’

7.  Prune Wisteria

8.   Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges

9.  Prune conservatory climbers

10.   Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter