Cut back decaying seedheads in borders
The garden can look a bit forlorn in February with the soggy, windswept stems and seedheads of perennials left to stand over winter. Towards the end of the month you can start to cut these stems down to the ground.
✿ It’s best to leave borderline-hardy plants such as penstemons and hardy fuchsias for another month or so, until you see signs of new growth.
✿ Clear away the old plant material to the compost heap. This will freshen up the garden and allow emerging bulbs to shine.