Keep on dead­head­ing

Gardeners' World - - Flowers -

Late-sea­son flushes of flow­ers can be kept go­ing for a few more weeks by pick­ing off the fad­ing blooms. Late-flow­ered peren­ni­als, such as asters, he­le­ni­ums and salvias, will keep pro­vid­ing colour for some time yet. Roses will pro­duce a few more flow­ers into the au­tumn but won’t de­velop bright win­ter hips if you keep dead­head­ing so you need to make that choice be­fore you snip the old flow­ers off.

Cut the whole spent shoot down to the near­est leaf

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