The Daily Telegraph - Saturday

DEADHEAD DAFFS

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The flowers of early flowering daffodils such as ‘February Gold’ start to look a bit tired as their trumpets begin to brown and dry. There are a couple of things we can do to get stronger blooms next spring. Remove the spent flowers at their base. This stops the bulb wasting energy on producing seed, and redirects that energy back into the bulb for next year. Leave the foliage to die down naturally and, if they’re in pots, water with dilute tomato feed.

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