Alan Titchmarsh shows us how to deadhead a rose like a professional

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Photo credit: @alantitchmarshmbe|Instagram
Photo credit: @alantitchmarshmbe|Instagram

Alan Titchmarsh is one of Britain's most beloved garden presenters and when he shows you how to deadhead your roses, you sit up and take notice. Alan posted a video on his Instagram to the delight of fans, and gave us a sneak peak into his garden. Alan lives in a gorgeous Grade-II listed Georgian farmhouse in Hampshire with his wife Alison. We love the fact that Alan mentioned the shrub roses are named after himself, as he got stuck in to showing us how to prune the dead 'Alans'.

Alan explained that deadheading any wilting or dying roses is good for the plant and supports new growth, eventually leading to new flowers that look "fresh and alive." He also mentioned that it's a good idea to snip off fading flower heads every few days

Last year, Alan Titchmarsh virtually opened the gates to his garden for the first time in support of the National Garden Scheme, to help raise funds for charities during the coronavirus pandemic. Alan's idyllic outside space is packed with seasonal colour and well-kept shrubs, flowers and perennials. It includes two-acres of bee-friendly wildflower meadows, a stunning circular dolphin pond and plenty of sculptures.

Photo credit: Alan Titchmarsh
Photo credit: Alan Titchmarsh

The Hampshire-based Love Your Garden presenter caused a flurry with delighted fans back in March after launching himself on Instagram – his first ever foray into social media.

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