The only time you might want to avoid dead-heading
is for rose cultivars that bear hips in the autumn as these could then be harvested.
Cut backs REDUCE and thin dead foliage from borders, dead-heading
plants such as geraniums to encourage fresh flowering.
Gardeners' World 8pm Monty Don cuts back and divides spring flowering plants, gives advice on the pruning, dead-heading
and staking of roses and shows how to keep ponds looking good.
Q As we know, bedding plants need dead-heading
to prolong flowering during the summer.
Dead-head blooms Dead-heading
after flowering keeps plants looking attractive and encourages more blooms.
By midsummer, the first flush is usually coming to an end, so you'll need to tidy up shrub and bush varieties by dead-heading
and removing clusters of faded flowers.
Very few flowers die gracefully and dead-heading
regularly helps the whole show look better.
is a gardening term that refers to the removal of faded flowers after they have bloomed.
Prune old-fashioned roses and climbers after flowering, and when dead-heading
cut the stem off just above a healthy leaf
They flower from mid-summer until autumn and benefit from regular dead-heading
. For those who prefer a mixture of colours, go for 'Royal Bouquet', 'Showtime' and 'Sparkle Mixed'.
6Give roses a tidy-up, dead-heading
, spraying where necessary and applying either rose fertiliser or sulphate of potash to toughen up the growth for winter.
They have started by dead-heading
the plant life already there and will be choosing fruits and vegetables to grow and tend to on a weekly basis.