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brightly varigated Ilex, common Holly, with berries
  1. February is a big pruning month, for Clematis, Wisteria, Winter Jasmine, Hydrangea, Buddleia, Cornus, Mahonia, Evergreen shrubs, Climbing and Bush roses. 
  2. plant summer flowering bulbs under cover
  3.  More February gardening tips

The Sunday Gardener YouTube Channel

There are over 78 short videos on The Sunday Gardener's YouTube channel full of gardening tips and ideas.

Video How to prune Wisteria and All About Pruning Clematis


Watch on YouTube Step-by-step guides to pruning Clematis and Wisteria

Best shrubs and plants for February

Winter Flowering Clematis

hellebores as cut flowers

There are many varieties of Clematis which flower over winter. Illustrated is C. 'Winter Beauty' which is evergreen with creamy bell-shaped flowers.

Many winter flowering Clematis are H4 hardy, and will benefit from a sheltered position. The Clematis illustrated was growing on a wall to give it that extra bit of warmth and protection.

Check out winter flowering Clematis.

Buy from Crocus

Fantastic wall shrub

Garrya elliptica fan trained

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' with its lovely winter tassels up to 20 cm long, is a fabulous evergreen shrub.

Garrya is ideally suited to growing in the shelter of a wall. It is even more impressive when trained as a fan or espalier, which shows off the tassels to great effect.

I took this image of a Garrya which had been fan trained on a front wall of a house and it made quite a statement.

More about growing and fan training Garrya and buy Garrya James Roof from Crocus.

Crocus has a Sale on!


25% off Dahlia Tubers

Now is a good time to plant Dahlia Tubers and Crocus has 25 % off a fabulous selection of over 140 varieties to choose from and they are stunning!

beech hedge

Great hedging offers

Early spring is an ideal planting time for a new hedge. Crocus has a wide selection, with great offers on evergreen, deciduous, flowering and native hedging shrubs.

lovely soft pink roses

25% off Roses

Roses have an irresistible charm and Crocus has pages of choice in all colours and perfumes. 25% off roses now for wonderful summer colour.

Hellebore in flower

Crocus has a huge selection of pre season offers from bargain Hellebores (25%)  fruit trees (20%) plug plants and many last chance to buy offers" Check out the pre season sale

Gardening ideas and inspiration

Allium with butterfly

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

Ceanothus in bloom lovely soft blue flowers

Ideas for best Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast-growing shrubs.

bee on sedum

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

tomatoes on the vine ripening

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

toms in hanging basket

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

ducks on garden pond

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

gardening tips

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

gardening calender  month by month what to do in the garden

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