Crocus in garden for febuary

What to do in the garden in February?

In the garden in February we prepare the spring and the return of good weather. There are many things to do in the garden.

General garden maintenance in February

In February in the garden we can finally do the general tasks that we postpone: stir the compost, remove the weeds, sort the seedlings according to the expiry dates, make the plan of the vegetable garden.

Also, make an inventory of the equipment you have left, repair what you can and take a walk in the store to replace the rest and buy the summer plants.

Garden maintenance in February

Fruit and vegetables February
Fruit and vegetables February


In the garden in February, there are often still some cabbages to harvest, sometimes a bit of lamb’s lettuce if it has been well protected from the cold.

You can take advantage of this intermediate time to turn the land and add natural fertilizer or manure to feed it well before receiving new plantings.

You can plant bulbs like shallots, or onions and garlic, and winter vegetables like carrots and radishes, or lettuce.

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What about the flowers in February? 🌷

Watch out for flowering bulbs that how to get out of the ground. The protections are to be adapted according to the time: you can aerate them as soon as the time softens, without forgetting to close them if it cools.

Prune bushes and climbing roses so they can give you their most beautiful flowers.

In February, you can plant campanulas, primroses, you can also plant azaleas as long as it is in a pot and you must put it in a little shady corner.

2 flowers to give color to your garden in February

February is a month when winter begins to fade in favor of spring and the garden seems to be running out of steam as it tries to find a solution.

You may think there’s not much to brighten up this month, but there’s actually a wealth of colourful plants that can give your garden a delicious burst of energy and make you smile until spring.

Weekly « Pastel Blue »

Hemes are a genus of evergreen shrubs with distinctive tubular flowers.

Native to New Zealand, the plant is a popular choice for many gardens and parks around the world, especially in the UK where it is resistant to the harshest conditions.

The Hebe « Pastel Blue » must be planted in a moist but well drained soil and cultivated in full sun.

Once planted, make sure that it receives plenty of water during the first growing season and that it subsequently requires little attention. The Hebe ‘Pastel Blue’ is ideal for potting in a rock garden or as a spectacular vegetal cover.

Crocus flower

Crocus Sieberi

They bloom in late winter and early spring after being planted in the fall as corms.

There are more than 80 different species of crocus, spread throughout the world, from China to southern Europe and Africa.

They often grow wild at high altitudes and are known for their ability to grow under the snow in cooler environments.

The Crocus sativus is another species of the genus which is famous for its production of saffron, the most expensive spice by weight.

Trees and shrubs, beginning of preparations

Pruning is done in February for hedges, shrubs and hydrangeas with panicle and big heads. It is also made on fruit brambles, vines, apple trees and pears.

Mahonia flower in febuary


The Mahonia are evergreen shrubs that are known for their red or more commonly yellow flowers that they produce in autumn and winter.

Bright yellow flowers grow on tough, thorny-toothed leaves and are sometimes adorned with dark edible berries, whose taste is known to be pungent, but which are an excellent source of vitamin C.

When picking berries, be careful not to confuse Mahonia berries with similar berries as they could be toxic. The bright colors of Mahonia make it the ideal plant to brighten up the garden in February.

It is also time to protect orchard trees from insects and fungi such as mealybugs and cankers.