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Things to do this month

1. Coppice Dogwood
Now is a great time to coppice dogwood and some hedging plants to produce vigorous new shoots in the spring.

2. Hedge Reduction
If your boundary hedges have gotten too tall now is the best time to give them a big reduction, depending upon the type of hedge.

3. Prune Clematis
If you have a group 2 or 3 clematis it’s to prune. It’s quite easy to know if you have a Group 1 clematis as this plant flowers in early Spring and should NOT be cut now.

4. Cold Frames
Clean up your cold frames in readiness of the new season

5. Mulch
Apply some mulch around your beds to feed your beds and protect your plants

6. Ornamental Grasses
Cut these down to produce new fresh growth

7. Herbaceous Plants
Divide large clumps which not only helps to produce new vigorous growth but also provides you with new plants for free!

8. Moving Plants
Move deciduous plants that are in the wrong place

9. Fig Trees
Prune to encourage new fruit bearing growth

10. Buddleia
A hard cut back on buddleia to the lowest bud will assist in keeping these vigorous plants in shape




spring is approaching...

This month there are signs of the approaching spring, with bulbs appearing and wildlife waking up as light levels and temperatures increase. There's plenty to do indoors this month to prepare for the season ahead. Outdoors, as the garden comes to life again, it's time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as Wisteria as well as evergreen hedges.

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