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Nigel's Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
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February Store Hours
Welcome to a brand new year in the garden!February Store HoursMonday to Saturdays 10am-5pm Closed Sundays*please note we may close for snow

Late Winter Gardening Tips - January and February

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Late Winter Gardening Tips - January and February


  • Make a plan  Welcome to a Brand New Year in the Garden
  • Prune and fertilize fruit trees  Nigel's Fruit Tree Pruning Tips
  • Prune grapes and Kiwi vines.  Kiwi and grape vines need to be done in winter before the sap is running.
  • Prune hedges (removing not more than about 1/4).  It is better to prune less, more regularly, rather than "whacking it back". In the long run you will have a much nicer hedge.
  • General garden clean up
  • Pull weeds that begin to grow before they go to seed
  • Gently remove snow from broad leafed evergreens such as Rhododendrons to avoid breakage due to the snow weight as soon as it snows
  • Tidy your garden shed and check tools are in good shape
  • Enjoy sitting in your garden when the sun shines!


  • Purchase seeds
  • Chance an early sowing of Peas after Feb 14th. If you get lucky it is definitely worth it and you don't have to plant a whole package
  • Plant a tub with primroses and pansies to brighten your front door
  • Start begonia tubers inside on your windowsill ~ Learn How
  • Plant Sweet Peas seeds with manure
  • Plant hardy ornamental trees and fruit trees - they love to be planted when they are dormant
  • Lime lawns to sweeten the soil for Spring fertilizing



  • Direct sow:-broad beans, radishes and peas in the garden.
  • Start Indoors:-celery, leek, sweet onion, parsley and peppers

NOTE: At this time of year there is a lot to do in the garden but you'll want to make sure that you don't get ahead of the season.  Do not trim back any plants that are not completely hardy in Campbell River until at least mid- March.