WHY AND HOW TO DEADHEAD YOUR SUMMER FLOWERS

The beautiful blooms of summer are springing up in gardens all around town and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want them to stay that way for as long as possible.

The process of removing dying flowers, or ‘deadheading’, helps to keep the plant looking neat, encourages more flower buds, prevents seed formation and directs energy into the plant’s overall health.

Deadheading your flowers is a quick and easy way to keep your plants looking their best and prolong the flowering season. As the flowers start to fade use scissors or secateurs to remove them before the flowers lose their colour and the petals start to fall.