our blog

How To Dead Head Your Roses

Video Transcript

Hi there, welcome to Avery Gardens. My name’s Matt and today I’m going to give you a quick tutorial on how to deadhead your roses.

We’ve got a lovely English Rose here which is a repeat flowerer. This will flower from May right up until October, maybe November if it’s nice and warm but in order to do that we need to deadhead.

How to Prevent Die Back

So here we can see we’ve got a side shoot which has got some flower heads which have gone over, and a lot of people what they’ll do are individually deadhead these flower heads which can result in a bit of die back.

So, if we go over here another lovely rose, we can see flower heads have been removed individually which has resulted in a bit of die back which is a little bit scruffy and it diminishes the vigour of the Rose.

You can see here we’ve got a lovely leader which we’ve deadheaded properly down to a leaf node which is the area of the stem between the leaf where it meets the stem.

How to Stimulate New Shoots

And what that does it stimulates these lovely new side shoots which will carry the flowers later on in the year.

So, we come back to this Rose, it’s a really simple thing to do. Get your stem, go down a couple of leaf nodes, because what you want is a nice strong base, because what will happen if you deadhead two high up you can get a bit of flop because the weight of the flower heads is so much that the stem can’t hold them and they get all floppy.

What you want is a nice goblet upright Rose. So, if we go back to this stem get your secateurs, come back at a slightly at a slight angle, slice the stem just above the leaf node.
If it is warm we may get another side shoot and we should get another lovely clump of flowers like this.

About Avery Gardens

Our comprehensive grounds and garden maintenance services are designed to keep your commercial and domestic premises looking its best.

We offer a range of services, from lawn care and estate management to pruning and site clearance.

Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to create a customised plan that meets your needs and budget.

Contact Us Today

If you would like more information on how to dead head roses or our grounds or garden maintenance services then please contact us today for more information.

Get in touch

More Blogs

Our Customer Reviews

why choose avery gardens

We are committed to providing a quality service to all of our customers and take great pride in the work that we do. Here are a few reasons why you should choose us for your next grounds maintenance project.

avery-gardens

highly qualified team

We are a team of highly qualified professionals, dedicated to providing exceptional grounds maintenance services.

goodwill

trusted company

Trusted to work for a number of Local Authorities, Housing Associations & Care Homes across Somerset.

certificate (1)

professional service

We are committed to providing a professional and reliable service for all of our clients and take great pride in the work that we do.

growth (1)

wide range of services

We offer a wide range of grounds maintenance services, from lawn care and weed control to pruning and tree surgery.

heart

Passionate team

Our happy team genuinely love what they do and bring unparalleled passion to maintaining grounds for our customers.

heart

competitive quotes

All estimates are free and flexible to suit you. We aim to provide a fair and competitive quote to all our potential customers.