While some may wait until March or even April to plant in the garden, late winter is an excellent time to start sowing seeds.
Millie Durbak, brand manager at Prestige Flowers, said: “Choosing the right plants for this time of year not only results in an early burst of colour but also strengthens the overall health of your garden.
“Consider hardy varieties like hellebores and primroses, which not only endure the last chills of winter but also contribute to a stunning display as temperatures rise.”
Due to their small size, the expert said crocuses make a bold statement due to emerging first in the season.
Britons should plant them in well-drained soil, and over time, they will provide an impressive carpet of purple, white and yellow flowers.
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The expert said: “Lenten roses, or Hellebores, make an excellent choice for February planting. These resilient plants can endure the cool temperatures of late winter.
“Plant them in partial shade, and you’ll be rewarded with elegant, downward-facing flowers in an array of hues.”
Thanks to their bright and cheerful colours, primroses make a great addition to any garden, according to the expert.
They should be planted in late winter to enjoy their colourful blooms in the early spring.
Make sure to plant them in moist, well-draining soil and partial shade, making them versatile for those who don’t have a sunny garden.
The expert continued: “For vertical interest, consider planting clematis early sensation. This strong climber, suitable for late winter planting, produces masses of pink-mauve flowers.
“Choose a sheltered spot with fertile soil and watch as this clematis transforms trellises or fences into stunning focal points.
“Make sure your soil is well-drained and enriched with organic matter to provide the best conditions for these early bloomers.
“It’s a small investment that pays off in the form of healthier, more robust plants.”
The expert also recommended giving plants a protective layer of mulch to retain soil moisture and guard against frost.
As well as this, make sure to give them a regular prune to get rid of any dead growth to encourage healthy development.
Millie added: “Consider adding a slow-release fertiliser into your gardening routine to nourish your plants and promote optimal growth.”