Things to do in February

Make sure garden birds have enough food and water, particularly in cold snaps Apply organic-based fertilizers and check that plant supports are sound Continue planting trees, shrubs, fruit trees and bushes as the weather allows Prune Winter-flowering shrubs when the flowers have faded and Summer-flowering shrubs that flower on new wood. Jasmine and late-flowering Clematis can also be pruned now …

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Things to do in October

  Rake up fallen leaves and pile them to make leafmould. Continue clearing the garden and bin or burn anything displaying fungal infection. Dig over empty areas of soil and make new lawns from turf. Tidy ponds of any leaf matter and remove pumps for the winter. Finish planting evergreen shrubs and take hardwood cuttings from all the shrubs and …

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Things to do in September

THINGS TO DO IN┬áSEPTEMBER Start clearing Autumn debris to prevent pests and diseases overwintering. Net ponds to keep out falling leaves Sow or turf new lawns and scarify and aerate established ones. Move evergreen shrubs and stop feeding trees and shrubs in containers. Take hardwood cuttings from roses that you wish to propagate for flowering next Autumn. Begin dividing overgrown …