In The Fruit Garden In February

Prune raspberry canes. It’s your last chance to cut autumn-fruiting raspberry canes to the ground to stimulate new canes to fruit in the autumn. Cut the tips of summer-fruiting raspberry canes that have grown beyond the top of their supports; cut just above the bud.

Last chance to winter prune red currants, white currants, and gooseberries.

Prune apple and pear trees.

Prune your established, autumn-fruiting raspberries.

Mulch around young trees and bush fruit.


Top Tip:

Top dress fruit bushes with a slow-release, potassium-rich fertiliser to feed plants for the coming season.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Prepare vegetable seed beds.
  • Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep birds away.
  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs if they have finished flowering.
  • Prune Wisteria and hardy evergreen hedges.
  • Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over winter.