This was a bed of Tête-à-Tête.
But, as the flowers fade, it is worth just popping off their heads so any emerging varieties can show off their beauty.
Imagine this spectacular flower with dead looking flowers around the bed.
It would not be the same image at all.
Whilst talking bulbs, as they fade don’t forget we have to feed up the bulbs to give us a display next year.
Some people just work in something as simple as Growmore around them and water it in.
I prefer a good high-potassium liquid feed such as Tomerite applied liberally over the leaves once a week and the leaf will absorb it feeding back to the bulb.
Get out this week, dead head and feed.
The flowers have gone, but what’s left behind looks great
The flowers may have gone but the seeds on these plants are so attractive it would be a shame to cut them.
Summer Bedding Ideas to Brighten Your Garden
Summer bedding can be to gardener a palette of oil paint to an artist. Ken Crowther shares his secrets to turn your garden into a riot of colour.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – The Right Way To Deadhead A Geranium
There's a technique to deadheading Geraniums. Get it wrong and you invite disease into the plant. Here, I'm showing you the right way to do it.
Gardening With Ken – Aeonium. A stunning plant that looks to be made of metal.
You'll find most Aeoniums as house plants but this specimen is planted in a regular garden amongst Sedum. It really does look stunning.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Molinia – A wonderful ornamental grass
I'm a fan of ornamental grass, and Molinium is my favourite. If you're thinking of adding Molinium to your garden, be careful with what you chose.
A very attractive spread of Cyclamen
The flowers of a Cyclamen hederifolium come before the leaf, and what beautiful flowers they are.