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More jobs for February



  • • Prune wisteria now, cutting back summer side-shoots to 2 or 3 buds.
  • • Cut back shrubs, such as cornus and salix cultivars (grown for their colourful winter stems), down to their bases.
  • • Prune summer-flowering clematis towards the end of the month, before active growth begins.
  • • Cut back the old foliage from ornamental grasses before growth begins. Clip them to within a few centimetres of the ground.
  • • Prune overwintered fuchsias back to one or two buds on each shoot.
  • • Prune winter-flowering jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) after flowering, to encourage new growth for next year’s blooms. Cut back the previous year’s growth to 5cm from the old wood.
  • • Trim winter-flowering heathers as the flowers disappear, to prevent plants becoming leggy.
  • • Prune winter-flowering shrubs such as mahonia and viburnum x bodnantense once their colourful display has finished.
  • • Remove faded flowers from winter pansies to stop them setting seed. This will encourage a flush of new flowers when the weather warms up.