Things to do in the garden in February (when it’s stopped raining!!)

  • Cut back clematis. (See separate post on clematis pruning)
  • Cut back to ground level deciduous cool season grasses such as Deschampsia
  • Hard prune fuchsias back to 15 cm above ground
  • In late February prune deciduous shrubs that flower on the current season’s growth such as Buddleja and Lavatera
  • Prune autumn-fruiting raspberries by cutting all stems down to ground level
  • Mulch fruit trees and canes after pruning
  • Mulch asparagus bed with well-rotted garden compost or manure. Be generous!