Deadheading plants encourages them to produce another flush of flowers, rather than expending energy on the formation of fruit and seed. Find out more about the benefits of deadheading.
Plants that benefit from deadheading include herbaceous perennials, roses, bedding and annuals. Some will cope with a 'free and easy' approach, while others require a bit more care.
Find out more below, in our guide to deadheading plants in summer.
Old peony blooms are easy to spot, and they can spoil the appearance of the plant. Cut the spent flowers at the base, to prevent the production of seeds.