Read any gardening journal or gardening ‘what to do now’ list, and the likelihood is you will be prompted to dead head daffodils once flowering is finished. Dead heading ensures the plant does not waste energy on seed production and instead, puts its energy back into the bulb for better flowering next year.
But who deadheads daffodils in the wild? Do the pixies pop out in the still and quiet of the night to complete this task? Do the flower fairies flit around with scissors in hand? I think not! But still natural daffodils flower and flower and flower each year.
So is this an old wives tale?
Let me know what you think…