How can you have a deadheading deal? Surely, all deadheading means is chopping off the dead flowers from plants? True, the deal isn’t on deadheading as such (but we do love an alliteration at Woolly Green if you hadn’t noticed!), but on a fantastic pair of garden snippers perfect for deadheading. They’re reduced from £24.95 to £17.46 – nearly £7.50 off. One of the best things about them is that they’re pink which is actually rather practical rather than girly, as they’re easy to see in amongst all the spent flowers, reducing the risk of you accidentally chuck them away.
Here are three good reasons why you should get out and deadhead as soon as you can:
- Once the flowers on a plant die back, it puts all it’s energy into making seed, so deadheading encourages the plant to flower more.
- Many flowers seed profusely and although you may like to propagate a few more, your favourite plant can easily turn into weeds when there are literally thousands of them in every nook and cranny in your garden.
- Let’s face it, dead things don’t look good in a luscious garden, although it’s a good idea to leave a few seed heads going into the winter, if you love birds. They’ll love you!
So should you deadhead literally everything?
For some plants it really is worth the effort.
Only deadhead things that will flower again. Roses, annual bedding plants and some flowering perennials really benefit. If deadheaded before seed heads form, flowering bulbs also store their energy better, enabling them to flower again next year.