Gardening Tips for February

Ok, on some days when the sun shines through, we remember the garden and the exciting year to come. Now is the time to check any bulbs or vegetables you have in storage.Throw away any that show signs of rot.

Go shopping for seeds now while the garden centres are nice and empty of the hordes of people that hurry you along and dont allow you the time to make considered purchases.

Above all, this is a good time to chit the earliest potatoes. Look out for fast croppers and you can pretty much guarantee a harvest before the blight spores are out.

Prune fruit trees in late February after the worst of the winter is passed.

Repair and paint stuff in the garden. Garden furniture, tools and sheds should all be given a once-over.