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deadheading

A return flight made by a commercial aircraft without any fare-paying passengers or cargo on board. Also called a deadhead flight.
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Thin, weedy shoots should be removed and, unless you want to collect seed or enjoy the decorative seedheads some produce, deadheading should be an ongoing activity.
Deadheading can and should be used for annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs.
After deadheading, regular maintenance will assist future health (and flowering bud production) of your lilacs.
4 Check over spring bedding, deadheading bulbs that have finished flowering, deadheading pansies and spraying if necessary for greenfly.
They need a certain amount of seasonal maintenance - pruning, shearing, pinching, and deadheading - to encourage flowering and attractive form.
Participants pay only for actual flight time, never for deadheading or positioning time.
Hardy geraniums will benefit from daily deadheading at the moment, as well as all your bedding plants like petunia and argyranthemums.
From mid-August on, deadheading and staking are important components of a well-maintained flower garden.
Deadheading not only improves the appearance of your plants, but will encourage repeat flowering and possibly a second flush.
If you want an easy container plant,choose the trailers for a hanging basket or the bush varieties for pots,and you won't be a slave to the watering can as they survive on little moisture, although they will need feeding and deadheading.
For Christmas I received a small, 6-inch pair of Fiskar's flower scissors that are perfect for deadheading plants and nicking off the ragged ends of sunburned leaves.
TIME-SAVING TIP Use a garden vacuum to clear up after trimming and deadheading, especially on plants which can be deadheaded in one go using shears, such as lavender.