February is a funny month in the garden, you really want to be out there doing some real gardening, but the changeable weather makes it a real 'stop and start' process.
The things that I have been up to in February are mainly to do with tidying up last year’s growth and carrying on making more new beds to fill.
On milder days I pruned the Roses, Buddleia and some of the shrubs that I want decorative new growth from, like Dogwoods.
Buying seeds and bulbs for cut flowers
February is a great month to sit and plan your summer patch and what, if anything, you want to grow specifically for cutting.
I can’t resist Dahlias and have been easily lost for hours looking through Sarah Raven’s catalogue. If you are looking to grow cut flowers, her website is a great place to get inspiration for buying seeds and tubers. Higgledy Garden is also another great website to browse through and buy cut flower seeds, just try not to spend too much!
Things that are looking good in the February garden are Snowdrops, Hazel Catkins, Garrya Elliptica, Cyclamen, Iris Reticulatas and Hellebores.