With the first Narcissi starting to fade, Head Gardener Ashley thoughtfully decided to help everyone become a dab hand at deadheading in his latest BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time segment.
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You’ll find Ashley’s piece approximately 13 minutes and 24 seconds into the recording.
Fortunately, not every flower needs deadheading, but as Ashley will tell you, it’s important to tend to those that do. Not only does it help to keep your borders, beds and containers looking attractive, it’s also a brilliant way to direct energy to the bulb and ensure that your blooms return with strength, vigor and plenty of flowers next year.
Recording in Horatio’s Garden London & South East, Ashley’s words of widsom guide you through how to deadhead, whilst he also tells us more about what to deadhead and when it’s a good time to embark on the task.
It’s a simple way to spend a spring afternoon outside amongst nature and as it isn’t too tricky, there’s an opportunity for the whole family to get involved. Whether you’re eight, or eighty, a seasoned gardener or a budding beginner, deadheading is a definitely the place to start this April!