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how to dead head roses



I cut the dead head off but I take some of the stem with it to encourage new growth. if there are several flowers [in a cluster] I remove them individually until the last one then I follow the stem down and cut it cleanly with secateurs.

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10 Aug, 2016


Look at the stem and find the first outward facing bud below the flower head.
This doesn't necessarily look like a bud, it can look just like a leaf joint. Cut just above it, sloping the cut outwards if you can. If this makes no sense to you just cut above an outward facing leaf several inches (probably 4-6") below the dead flower.

10 Aug, 2016


I cut them down to the next 5-leaf set on the stem.

10 Aug, 2016

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