Things to do in February in the Garden

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Welcome to the Patcham Gardening Blog page. The authors of this are not gardening experts but we have researched (a little) on the actions you can take in February to help your garden. 

Snowdrops and hellebores are now in flower bringing some joy to an otherwise cold month. The warmer weather this month has encouraged spring bulbs to grow with early daffodils and primroses breaking through.

If you have taken over a new garden, now is the time to do a soil analysis. You can ask firms to do this for you but you can always buy a kit from a Garden Centre. This will tell you whether you have an acid or alkaline soil. 

Its a good time to mulch your borders with a thick layer of compost or well-rotted manure. Its too early to plant out many seeds but you can sow sweet peas indoors or under glass. Early peas and broad beans can be sown outdoors. If you plan to grow 'early' potatoes buy the tubers as soon as possible and arrange them indoors on a windowsill in shallow boxes ( an egg box is ideal) with the 'eyes' uppermost to allow the tubers to sprout.