What to do Might do in February:
- Come to the Pottage Workshop on Saturday 15 February.
- Get rid of those perennials weeds now and hoe your paths on dry days.Though dandelions are a fantastic source of early pollen for our bees.
- Later in month start cutting back perennial grasses, if the soil is very cold and wet delay dividing as these are not their favoured conditions.
- Check your dahalia tubers, also go to the garden centres and choose a couple of new ones to add excitement to your vase in September.
- Go through you seed packets, there is a lot of information on them as to what to when to plant, here are some suggestions.
- Sweet peas.
- Wild flowers seeds
- Board Beans
- In the ground parsnip, broad beans,peas.
- Start chitting potatoes.
- Check on out door containers , drying out can be a problem.
- Dead head violas, cyclamen to prolong enjoyment
- Finish pruning fruit trees and bushes, don’t prune cherries until the sap is rising.
- Still time to plant bare rooted trees and shrubs.
- Have small water sources in your garden for our garden visitors who are beginning to wake up now.If you are tidying up leaf litter etc be aware you could have hopefully have some precious sleepers there , be gentle.
Snowdrops are popping up now, there are lots of gardens opening now to show off their displays , Such as Altamont in Carlow
Burtown Gardens, Huntington Castle and Shankill Castle, Woodville Walled Garden, Powerscourt, Mount Usher The botanical gardens Glasnevin and Kilmacurragh to name just a few.