February is often wet and humid, which equals plenty of growth - especially this year! But the last month of summer is also a time when weeds, fungus and pests are on the rise. To keep your garden performing at its peak, here is what to plant, feed and prune.


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What's flowering in February?

Flowers in February

What to plant in February


Which plants to fertilise in February

  • Give fruit trees a complete plant food to ensure fruit in spring. Citrus trees growing in the ground expect two good meals a year and February is one of those two important mealtimes (August is the other). We love Gyganic for Fruit and Citrus!
  • After pruning, feed roses, hydrangeas and hibiscus complete fertiliser (we recommend Sudden Impact for Roses) or rotted manure.
  • Fertilise veggies and annuals fortnightly with a liquid feed such as Harvest to maintain growth.


Which plants to prune in February

Garden pests, weeds and diseases to look out for in February


General garden and lawn care in February

  • Collect and destroy any fallen fruit beneath fruit trees. Fallen fruit encourages the build-up of troublesome pests and diseases.
  • Prepare veggie gardens for planting by adding compost and fertiliser.
  • February is a hot and humid month, so check all the soil in your garden and pots is covered by mulch to conserve water and control weeds.
  • There's plenty you can do for a healthy summer lawn - click here for advice.
  • Give aquatic plants some love by removing dead leaves to keep your water features looking tip-top.


Your February garden centre shopping list