16 July 2009 19:52:27
I did a complete round of dead-heading today and it was amazing the things that got chopped!
I cut back my lupins (a bit late, I know) and my Johnston's Blue Geraniums. So now I'll see if I get a second flush of flowers, as my reference book promises.
The roses have done their first flush of flowering so they have had a thorough dead heading and a bit of a cutting back. The likes of Ballerina (a polyanthus or musk, depending on where you read) is now flowerless but I know more buds will come. If I think of it, I should give them all a feed tomorrow.
A few of the sunflowers in the greenhouse also fell victim to the chopper. They were getting in the way of other things. I'm not sure why Sammy's so delighted with their demise in the photo!