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    Best Plants and Shrubs for February


    Lovely pink Camellia bloom

    Camellias are just coming into bloom in late February. A lovely shrub with glossy foliage, and large showy flowers predominantly in shades of pinks, red, cream and white. Camellia is a tricky shrub to grow but makes a fantastic display in the right place.

    Winter flowering Honeysuckle

    Winter flowering honeysuckle Lonicera fragrantissim

    Lonicera fragrantissim, the winter flowering honeysuckle has a very sweet scent. The flowers are always cream as illustrated and it is easy to grow tolerant of part shade and a star winter performer. 

    Wildlife this month

    Pulmonaria food for emerging bees

    On mild days, solitary bees will emerge looking for food. At these times the early flowering spring plants play an important part. Illustrated is Pulmonaria which is popular with the bees who will also search out Hellebores. Pulmonaria are easy to grow and will tolerate shade. 

    Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'

    Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'

    A lovely winter flowering Clematis and group 1 which means no tricky pruning, and also not prone to Clematis wilt. Often described as hardy it is a winter survivor although if soil is heavy and wet C. 'Freckles' is best grown in a container. 

    Gardening ideas and inspiration

    Flowering plants

    Clematis Piilu

    Easy to grow Spring and Summer flowering plants, advice as to the best climbing and scented plants.

    Shrubs and Bushes

    Lavatera 'Barnsley'

    Ideas for the Best Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast growing shrubs.

    Wildlife Garden

    Bees on Sedum

    Advice on plants to attract bees and butterflies into your garden. Check out the 10 Best wildlife friendly plants and shrubs.

    Grow your Own Veg


    How to grow your own veg, including  growing from seed and the best veg for growing in containers

    Gardening Calendar

    gloves and secateurs essential gardening kit

    A month by month guide with advice and top tips what to do in the garden each month. Seasonal monthly advice in the Sunday Gardener's Newsletter.

    Garden Ponds

    Garden Pond with lilies in the rain

    An easy step-by-step guide with illustrations on how to build a pond, choosing a pond liner, and attracting wildlife to your pond.

    Gardening tips

    Snails on a Hosta

    Pages of gardening tips including how to get rid of slugs and snails, what does frost hardy mean, when to use the Chelsea Chop and much more.

    TSG Blog

    Award winning blogs

    Regular posts with gardening chat on the Sunday Gardener's award winning blog, including visitors questions.

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