Gardening tip - deadheading roses

Keep deadheading your roses religiously for a succession of blooms.  Removing heads instantly smartens up the plant and can keep repeat-flowering roses going for months.  Remove the flowers as you go along and once all flowering heads are spent, cut back any tall stems to a healthy stem of about pencil thickness and above a leaf with five leaflets.  But remember to leave your hip producing roses such as Rosa rugosa and Rosa moyesii for autumn and winter interest.