Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

Gardening in February

In February we go out into the garden. The days are noticeably longer and the temperatures are much more pleasant. The current weather conditions are perfect for gardening:

Dry, around 10 degrees during the day and around zero degrees at night.

Over the next two weeks I’m looking to really get everything trimmed down to give room for bulb bloomers, Helleborus and early perennials.

A very special look is given to the evergreen elven flowers, which are all cut back in order to admire the fascinating blossoms undisturbed in April and May. In addition, with many new varieties, the new leaf sprouting is an absolute feast for the eyes.


Another gardening task is turning all the compost heaps. I distribute the soil I have gained on the lawn and in the beds. With the size of our garden, we can easily accumulate 5-6 cubic meters of finished compost per year.

Before spring I also trim all the edges and fill them up with new bark chips.

And finally, I trim hedges, shrubs and trees before the new bird nesting season begins.

All in all a very intense month with lots of small jobs before the temperatures turn spring like.