Task of the Month

Our horticultural experts are on hand to give you monthly advice on what to do now! We'll help you tackle tasks one month at a time to get your garden in tip top shape all year round.

February

Top Tip

Leave heavy, wet clay soils alone until March, we’ll remind you to consider digging them this September for next year's season.

Add a layer of Bord na Móna Growise Organic Vegetable Compost to your soil and this will now be ready to get started on your early veg!

February is the month that warms a seasoned gardener’s heart. It is now officially Spring! The increase in both temperatures and daylight hours now makes sheltered sites and greenhouses come alive.

In the greenhouse

On sunny windowsills and heated greenhouses, the sowing of early seeds and tubers in Bord na Móna Growise Seed & Cutting compost begins in earnest.

Last Autumn's rooted cuttings will welcome their first season in the Bord na Móna Growise John Innes range. Prepare your greenhouse soil by digging in plenty of Bord na Móna Growise Farmyard Manure.

Outdoors

If conditions allow, try to finish planting bare root fruit trees and roses. They will benefit from a layer of  Bord na Móna Growise Farmyard Manure and  Bord na Móna Growise Enriched Top Soil underneath them and also mixed in with your garden soil.

Protect early young shoots of herbaceous perrenials with a rich mulch of Shamrock Irish Moss Peat or any of the Bord na Móna Growise Multipurpose range. You may also still divide these plants this month but remember when replanting to incorporate our best in class Bord na Móna Growise Range.

For all established trees and shrubs begin to mulch with Shamrock Mini or Medium Chip Bark and start to feed by digging in a light sprinkling of our super Bord na Móna Growise Chicken Manure.

Brendan Howell

Bord na Móna Horticulturist

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Gardening should be fun, but often people are afraid of getting things wrong, and too worried to give it a go.

That’s where we come in – we’ve got simple tasks for improving your garden, laid out month by month. Just follow along and soon you’ll have a beautiful garden, and the satisfaction of knowing you did it all yourself. If you’d like a more practical garden, why not use your outdoor space to grow your own fruits and vegetables?

Our growbags and simple instructions take all the guesswork out of it, and you’ll be reaping the rewards in no time!