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