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A week of deadheading #cartoons, tips and advice from the wrigglers

The Wrigglers Omnibus on deadheading Dahlias, Cosmos and Buddlieas throughout August for flowers up til the first frosts …

It’s the Sunday Omnibus of The Wrigglers #cartoon about Dahlias and deadheading them to get non-stop flowers through the Autumn months. Check out the slideshow here, and get more at sillypics.co.uk

Deadheading

As flowers fade, deadhead them, cutting back the stems to a leaf joint. You will find older flowers have tatty petals at the back. Deadheading regularly (weekly) will encourage plants to produce more flowers.

Dahlias will continue flowering right up till the first frosts kill the plant. Don’t take the worm’s word for it… here are some experts for you to follow:

RHS growing guide for Dahlias

Gardener’s World – How to deadhead flowers in summer

Find out why deadheading spent flowers keeps plants blooming for longer, and how to do it!

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