At the end of this month and at the beginning of next month cutting back just above the ground all the perennials and spread the plant clippings over your border (mulching). Be careful with the flower bulbs just showing their noses above soil!
- Winter pruning of apple- and pear trees, fruit shrubs and Wisteria.
- Don’t prune fruit trees of the ‘Prunus’ family see Garden Monthly January
- Don’t prune: Birch, Hornbeam, Acer, Walnut and Vine (the sap stream starts early and they mustn’t bleed’).
- Weeding your borders
- Feeding birds and cleaning nests.