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lovely. A hardy annual - no harder to grow than the field poppy - it will self-seed all over my garden without any fuss if I would just invest in some seed in the first place. It's quite short lived, but if I deadhead it regularly it could flower from
weeding every year (I'm sure she does it deliberately so she can take time off work to watch Wimbledon). Last week she sliced her thumb open deadheading lavender.It's any wonder we go out into our gardens at all, with the dangers of lawn mowing, pruning
the plants, causing them to seed prematurely).Container-grown crops also need watering more than those growing in the ground, as much as once or twice a day in hot weather.Just as sweet peas and other ornamental plants need deadheading to keep them producing
deadhead regularly.Each plant can flower for around three months, though last year we still had auriculas in flower in November. The first flower stems are unfurling now, we can't wait to see them in full bloom.