Posted: 25/06/2013 at 17:00
Hi, great to see this thread, as I was going to ask anyway. I was given an red hot poker and its done so well on my south facing "hot bed," as I call it, I've divided it into about 7 plants now and counting! I read somewhere that they should keep flowering till the autumn if you dead head them. Is that true? mine only seem to flower the once and them theve gone over.. Also at what stage should you dead head, as I notice that the flower heads that do have a bit of colour left on still attract the bees, so I dont want to cut these down yet? Any advise?
To gardening mom, I break off a new sprout making sure its got a piece of root, dig a small hole where I want it to grow and just press it into the soil .never failed yet!