What to do in the Garden February

What to do now… weekly checklists Job of the week Make a pebble mosaic path Brighten up the journey from one end of your garden to the other with these mosaic stepping stones. They’re easy to make, and great fun for adults and children alike. Make the stepping stones over a weekend so they’ve a couple of days to set before being positioned in the garden. Create a decorative path for your garden Flowers Prune summer-flowering clematis Cut out dead stems of ceratostigma and fuchsias Prune all stems of Hydrangea paniculata Fruit and veg Sprinkle a handful of potash fertiliser … Continue reading What to do in the Garden February

London Garden Maintenance 10 Plants for Spring

10 Great Plants for Spring  1 Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’Long, silvered leaves with an apple-green cast flatter deep violet flowers, making this pulmonaria perhaps the best of all. Part shade (30cm/2ft).    2  Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’Graceful wiry stems with two-tone yellow flowers above heart-shaped, shiny green leaves. A toughie. Part shade (30cm/2ft). 3  Erysimum ‘Bowles’ Mauve’ In flower from spring until late autumn, this bushy wallflower produces sprays of purple flowers above grey-green foliage. Sun and good drainage (75cm/2.5ft).   4  Dryopteris wallichiana Black bristly hairs contrast against bright green fronds when this handsome upright fern unfurls its croziers in … Continue reading London Garden Maintenance 10 Plants for Spring