February in the Garden


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February in the Garden show notes

Peter and Chris look at some news stories of the moment. We delve into some of the plants and gardening tasks requiring attention this month and as the gardening season starts in earnest. Peter and Chris select some suggested events for you, including the Garden Centre’s Graft and Grow Day on Saturday 5th February.

News stories discussed

National Garden Scheme raises over three million pounds for charities in 2021.

The Ripple Africa Christmas tree campaign means over 20 thousand trees were planted in 2021. Learn more about the work carried out by Ripple Africa in our recent podcast

The sad passing of gardening personality and friend of the garden trade Peter Seabrook.

The Newt Hotel, will sponsor the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show for the next 4 years. The BBC continues its exclusive coverage of the RHS Flower Shows for the next three years.

We are delighted to announce that Tiggywinkles is the Garden Centre’s charity of the year for 2022.

What’s on this month

Kew Gardens’ Orchid Festival returns Saturday 5th February 2022.

Check out some of the best Snowdrop venues around the UK.

Saturday 5th February (10am-4pm) Graft and Grow Day at the Garden Centre including the Scion Swap exchange with Mid Shires Orchard Group. Our Best Dressed Potato Competition is open to children and schools to find Buckinghamshire's Best Dressed Spud!

Wednesday 16th February at 4pm. FREE Masterclass on Vegetable Growing For Beginners

Products and plants mentioned

Snowdrops, Sweet Box Japanese maples and Witch Hazel shrubs and a large selection of Summer bulbs.Seed potatoes, Rhubarb plants, Shallots and Garlic, Broad beans and Carrot Early Nantes. Purple Carrot Purple Sun. Bare-root hedging, ornamental and fruit trees. Bio- Bean Coffee Logs

Houseplant Aloe vera and our recent houseplant podcast with Jane Perrone.

Our thanks to Chiltern Music Therapy for providing the music.

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