Category: Winter Gardening

Feb 14

Valentine’s Day and the Language of Flowers

Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year on the February 14. One of the most popular stories about Saint Valentine that links him to the modern day tradition is that he performed marriage rites for soldiers in Roman times who were forbidden to marry by law. The day was first properly associated …

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Feb 14

Plants for February

It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best. Narcissus is always a …

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Feb 12

February in the Flower Garden

In even the smallest garden its best to get ahead of the game during February and get on with jobs that will save you time once spring really gets underway. It is easy come April to realise that you should have pruned your roses in February. So here is a quick list of vital jobs …

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Feb 11

February in the Vegetable Garden

There is always plenty of jobs to do even in the smallest vegetable garden as there is no denying that growing fruit and vegetables is high maintenance. So, with more to do there is always more to forget. Plan ahead by getting on top of those jobs that can be done early in the year. …

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Feb 07

February Jobs in the Garden

If you look carefully you will start to see the first signs of spring in the garden this month. Catkins appear on trees, the first bulbs start to poke their heads trough the soil and a few brave flowers begin to appear. With January over, gardeners begin to look forward to spring. But this month …

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Feb 07

Plant Bulbs, Bare Root Trees and Winter Flowers in February in Mild Climate Locations

Mild regions of the country will see rainfall in February, but even if the sky opens up, there will still be enough sunny days to plant bulbs, bare root trees and winter flowers and vegetables. Plant Summer Bulbs: Bulbs that have been kept in cool, dry locations are ready to be planted. These bulbs include …

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Jan 25

The Garden in January – Jobs to Do and Plants of Interest

Now that Christmas is over, us gardeners are resigned to a couple of months of dark cold days when the garden looks very sparse, before new plants and shoots begin to appear. However, there is always something you can do in January, even if it’s indoors. Take stock of your garden and do some planning …

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Jan 25

January in the Vegetable Garden

There’s always plenty to do in even the smallest vegetable garden. There are some essential jobs to do in January as well as those that mean you will have a head start come the beginning of spring. Whether its getting ahead by planting early vegetables in the greenhouse or preparing the ground for this year’s …

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Jan 18

A Windy January Day in the Garden

The last few days have seen the garden shrouded in frosty stillness. But today I awoke to blue skies and a wind so blustery it was more reminiscent of a November day. Not having been able to do much in the garden because of the cold, I decided to venture out and see what needed …

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Jan 09

The Winter Garden

Even the keenest of gardeners will admit to not giving much thought to the garden during winter time. However, with a bit of foresight and a little forward planning its possible to create a garden that will provide something to look at during the winter months. The garden doesn’t have to be all gloomy beds …

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