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Fab 5 gardening jobs to do in ... February

1. Apple Tree Pruning - Now is the time to take care of your apple trees. It is important to remove damaged or diseased branches, any crossing branches and generally prune to 'open up' the inside of the tree. All this will help with fruiting. I shall be pruning a clients tree next week - essential maintenance for an abundance of apples in the year ahead (I may scrump one or two later in the year)! 2. This time of year is perfect for planting bare root trees and shrubs. Simply unwrap them, place in a prepared hole, heal in the soil and water. As with all plants, be careful not to plant too deep. Bare rooted plants are a cost effective way to fill out your garden, so why do we always seem to g