What to do in the garden in February: this month brings good news for lazy London gardeners

The longer days and a gradual rise in temperature will mean that the sun will rise before 7 a.m. for the first time in February. This will give us more sunlight than we have had previously. The longer days and gradual rise in temperatures mean that London experiences spring a lot earlier than other parts. Stop cutting through the green woody stems. If you find yourself cutting through green woody stems, stop. You can either resist the urge to clean or accept your lazy ways. The Guildhall in the City is a great place to find inspiration for how to garden for insects. There, winter-flowering plants like the Lonicera fragrantissima, which provides nectar, and the disease-resistant elms that support the white-letter hairstreak butterflies.