Agapanthus 'Lapis Lazuli'
Agapanthus ‘Lapis Lazuli’

Agapanthus has a short flowering season, which is made even shorter if you don’t deadhead the spent flowers. remove these as they start to fade, right back to the base of the plant, to encourage more blooms to form.



Narcissus 'W.P. Milner'
Narcissus ‘W.P. Milner’

After flowering, daffodils channel their energy into producing seeds. These are unnecessary as the plants reproduce themselves much more efficiently by making more bulbs. If you’re growing native species daffodils then you may want them to self-seed around your garden but otherwise remove the flowers as they start to fade so the plant’s energy can be diverted back to the bulb which will help it to flower again the following year. Simply cut the flower back to the base of the plant but leave the leaves so they can carry on photosynthesising, which also channels energy back to the bulb.



Heuchera 'Sugar Plum'
Heuchera ‘Sugar Plum’

Many people grow heucheras just for their leaves so they remove the flowers as soon as they start to grow. However, others enjoy the dainty flowers and the complementary display they provide. Deadheading these as they fade can encourage more blooms to form but also will help the plant channel energy back to the leaves and the roots, which will make for a better display the following year.