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Deadhead

An employee of a transportation company who travels for free in order to return home or arrive at his next assignment.
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But if you're a grownup hankering for something that's quirkily different and beautifully executed, Dead Head Fred is a no-brainer.
For containers and flower beds or borders, my favourite plants are Ageratum (fluffy mauve-blue flowers on short stems), Antirrhinums (snap-dragons for children - dead head for the best performance), Begonia semperflorens (summer long masses of red, white and pink flowers), Cleome (the spider flower to give height to a display), Dianthus (choose a good one to add scent to the display), Gaillardia (for those really hot, sunny patios), Bedding Pelargoniums (sold as Geraniums - superb flower colours), Lobelia (huge variety of flower colours to act as a background to other bolder plants, Bedding Nemesia (annuals that flower their heads off), Nicotiana (scented flowers in their thousands).
Fuchsia standards will flower all summer long if dead headed regularly and are perfect for a more shady area.
CONTINUE to dead head the last rose blooms or they may succumb to grey mould disease which could then cause dieback.
Dead head around the garden and again pick any cut flowers, even if you give them away.
LATE-FLOWERIN Groses may still have some faded flowers on them, so get out the secateurs and dead head these before grey mould fungus sets in.
Should I keep pulling dead heads off to let it re-bloom?
| As tulips fade, snap off the dead heads before they have a chance to make seed.
Doreen Sampson ABUDS are spherical, fat and firm, whereas the dead heads are tubular and squidgy.