My poor little plant had been struggling along for a while. It wasn’t doing very well so I finally got around to repotting it. It was doing better but it was COVERED in spent blooms! It looked so sad!
So I took my friend’s advice and gave my plant a haircut. I cut off all the old blooms and trimmed up the dead wood.
Right now it’s not looking the best. Sort of like a hen-pecked chicken. Or a mangey dog. But I hope that it will come back and give me more blooms! Despite not having a dark green thumb like my mother, I keep trying. Unfortunately I neglect my plants and forget to water them. My dad jokes that I’m trying to wean them. Or that I give them the same amount of water I take in (I don’t drink enough, I know…) and it’s not enough for them to live!
Do you deadhead your mums? Do you have mums? Do you like plants?