Alan Titchmarsh demonstrates how to ‘transform’ your roses for a ‘better-looking’ plant

“You see suddenly the whole thing is transformed because everything is fresh and alive.”

Deadheading is the term used for the removal of flowers from plants when they are fading or dead. 

It is done to keep plants looking attractive and encourage more blooms, whether in beds and borders, containers or hanging baskets.

Alan advised: “So with all your roses, go over them every couple of days, snipping off faded flower heads. 

“It keeps the early summer alive and stops your garden looking so faded.”