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.
is a regular task from now to the end of the season and there are good reasons why you should do it.
Very few flowers die gracefully and dead-heading
regularly helps the whole show look better.
In summer they will need dead-heading
to prolong flowering and stems can be cut in late autumn.
is a gardening term that refers to the removal of faded flowers after they have bloomed.
Less watering, no dead-heading
, long-lasting, they're perfect.
bedding and perennials is essential to allow new growth and new flowers to bloom.
The garden will be at its most colourful in the next few weeks and the gardeners will be busy cutting back, dead-heading
and, of course, weeding.
Prune old-fashioned roses and climbers after flowering, and when dead-heading
cut the stem off just above a healthy leaf
Alongside this regular task is the other routine of dead-heading
- a boring but very necessary task to ensure the success of many summer bedding plants.
will encourage further flushes or just give it a hard trim after the first flush of flowers to keep the plants tidy.
They flower from mid-summer until autumn and benefit from regular dead-heading