February in the garden is all about tidying up, sorting out and getting ready for spring. Although spring still feels far away, the first signs of longer days and better weather are definitely starting to show.

Things to do:

Give your shed some TLC

After the long, dark winter, sheds and fences may well be in need of brightening up, and we’ve got just the things to help you do it:

Wilko shed and fence kit

Wilko 5ltr Timbercare in Woodland Green, Dark Oak, Country Brown

Light Creocote 4ltr

Roofing felt and adhesive

Start planting the seeds of success

It might seem early but it’s time to start sowing slower-growing, half-hardy annuals and perennials. Flowers like pelargonium and begonia are easy to grow from seed if you have a warm windowsill or a heated greenhouse. Some seeds take two or three weeks to germinate – by which time we’ll be getting into March and the warmer weather.

We have some great-value seeds to get you started no matter your level of gardening know-how. So whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you will find a huge range of products to help you get growing your very own haven in your garden.

garden seed sowing

Keep the birds singing

While the cold weather continues, it’s vital to help keep our feathered friends well fed ready for nesting season. We’ve got loads of hints and tips for how to keep your feathered friends healthy and happy. Delve into our blogs on wild birds to find out more.

Check out our fantastic wild bird section for plenty more information, hints and tips, as well as our extensive range of wild bird food, feeders and fat balls!

wild bird

 

Get the kids involved

Kids love being outdoors and it’s never too early to get them involved in gardening. It’s a fantastic way for the whole family to spend some quality time together. Our range of specially selected seeds that are easy to grow, makes it even more rewarding. Not sure where to start? Use our seed finder to help choose what you want to grow this year. If the kids still need a bit of encouragement, this kids’ garden tool bag is sure to get them excited for growing!

February checklist

Fruit and veg

• Start chitting potatoes
• Prepare seed beds
• Sow seeds such as beetroot and carrots under cloches

Ornamental

• Prune winter flowering shrubs
• Divide snowdrops
• Prune evergreen shrubs
• Start sprouting tubers
• Sow hardy annuals in plugs
• Deadhead winter bedding
• Divide herbaceous perennials
• Plant roses and bare root shrubs when the frosts stop

Indoor

• Place indoor plants on a gravel tray

Hard gardening

• Paint your fences when it’s dry weather
• Check and repair timber structures
• Sort out your shed

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