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when petals fall off roses should i dead head them or something else

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  • The Bald GardenerThe Bald Gardener South West ScotlandPosts: 212
    I'm no expert (sure one will be along to help soon though) but I deadhead everything after it has flowered and it's never killed anything yet. Next to watering it's my favourite 'job', only really had experience of pots up until now though.  

    I'd imagine that roses have a particular 'deadheading process' though, seem like fickle buggers to me.......well mine does anyway! ;)
  • newbenewbe Posts: 41
    thanks for your advise
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556
    It depends on the rose. Some have splendid hips (seeds) later
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,781
    Yes, as always, the names of the roses would help, they are by no means all the same, and require different treatments, but a simple rule is that if you know your rose will repeat its flowering, then just snip off the old bloom to encourage it to produce more... nothing to it really.. the rest is just 'fussy'...
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
     I deadhead everything after it has flowered and it's never killed anything yet. Next to watering it's my favourite 'job', 
    Baldie, would you consider moving to North Wales?  They are my two least favourite jobs.
  • The Bald GardenerThe Bald Gardener South West ScotlandPosts: 212
    Depends what the pay (and weather) is like.  ;)
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