Whitehall Garden Centres Blog

Welcome to Whitehall Garden Centres Blog. We aim to provide you with hints, tips, information and advice on all aspects of gardening! It is a chance for you to ask us questions and to read our blog posts about what you should be doing in your garden each month.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

*Februarys Star Plant*

Crocus (Crocus tommasinianus) - This is a robust perennial. In late winter/early spring it boasts slim, goblet shaped flowers. They are available in white, lilac, red and purple. The average size is 10cm high. It is best to grow Crocus's in full view of the sun, however it will tolerate slight shade. Plant them in well drained soil that is fertile and healthy.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Gardening Tips for February

Here are some general gardening tips for the month of February...

*Top up food and water supplies for wild birds.
*Its time to apply organic-based fertiliser
*Firm newly planted trees and shrubs if they have been lifted by the frost.
*Prune winter flowering shrubs that have come to the end of their flowering season
*Prune any hardy evergreen shrubs you may have
*Start Dahlia tubers into growth
*Divide and plant snowdrops
*Now is the time to Lime vegetable plots if required
*Check that your garden tools are in working order and have a clear out to prepare for the spring.