We’ve started seeing the first snowdrops around and about which will certainly be heartening news for all those gardeners out there who can’t wait until spring to get their green thumbs out again. But just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t do any gardening whatsoever. In actual fact, this is the perfect time to start prepping for the coming seasons. Here are some top tips for gardening success this year.

Start pruning

February is actually one of the best times of year to do some pruning, so if you’ve got gooseberries, currants, apples and pears, get your pruning shears out now.

Prepare your veg seed beds

You can start sowing seeds under cover this month with lettuces and salad crops, like radishes, carrots and chard.

Protect your fruit from frost

If you’ve started seeing flowers and buds on your fruit trees, you might well need to offer them an extra level of protection so they crop well later in the year. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and use fleece or cloches to protect your trees and plants. Remember as well that where you plant them can make a big difference, so pick a site in the first place where spring frosts aren’t likely.

Clean your tools

Chances are your trowels, spades and forks have got a bit rusty or cobwebby over the last few months, since you won’t have been using them as much. Get them ready for spring and summer by cleaning them up and giving them a new lease of life, giving yourself a head start at the same time.

For help with planting in Flintshire, get in touch with us at Bespoke Gardens today.