Wow - where did January go!
It has been a crazy month for weather with heat and lots of rain too. Weeds and plants are growing crazily in my garden in equal measures. Here are my top tips for jobs in the garden for February
1. Water your citrus - As your fruit develops over summer, it is important to keep your plants well watered. Half a bucket twice a week is what to aim for.
2. Feijoas are fleshy fruits, so to ensure you have lots of lovely juicy feijoas come autumn, it is critical to keep watering at the moment. If you haven't mulched around the base of each plant - do it!
3. Raise the heights of your lawn mower - this allows the grass to stay a little longer, and prevents the soil underneath heating too much. Soak lawns once a week, to keep them lush, and having a regular weed and feed spray regime should help keep weeds under control. Pimp My Lawn offer a good service.
4. Thin apple clusters to about three per bunch − any more than this and the fruit will be small and more than likely to bruise.
5. Weeding, watering, mulching & feeding - keep on top of the basics!
It's time to trim Buxus & fertilise any topiaries in pots. Plants in pots do better with chemical or synthetic fertilisers so use products such as Osmoform, Triabon or Nitrophoska. With February being a dry month, water your pots every 2/3 days. Watering will also activate the fertilisers you use too.
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