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deadhead

1. verb To drive a vehicle that is empty of freight or passengers. Can you deadhead this truck back to its point of origin?
2. noun One who is regarded as dumb, dull, or stupid. Did you see the guy who's wearing two different shoes? What a deadhead.
3. noun A fan of the rock band the Grateful Dead. I used to be a deadhead when I was younger, but I've lost interest in the Grateful Dead over the years.
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deadhead

1. n. a stupid person. Wow, are you a deadhead!
2. tv. & in. [for someone] to return an empty truck, train, airplane, etc., to where it came from. I deadheaded back to Los Angeles.
3. n. a follower of the rock group the Grateful Dead. My son is a deadhead and travels all over listening to these guys.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Others such as early flowering clematis are blooming on last year's wood - in other words the flower bud was formed the previous year so dead-heading won't increase blossoms for this year.
Still more important is that by dead-heading you direct plant vigor into renewed blooming rather than seed production.
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The garden will be at its most colourful in the next few weeks and the gardeners will be busy cutting back, dead-heading and, of course, weeding.
Regular dead-heading will encourage further flushes or just give it a hard trim after the first flush of flowers to keep the plants tidy.
japonica hybrids such as 'Mercury', although they need regular dead-heading.
It makes pruning and dead-heading so much easier and lets you create bigger beds for your plants.
In the failing autumn light I was dead-heading the last of this year's roses.
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Dead-heading is a regular task from now to the end of the season and there are good reasons why you should do it.
In summer they will need dead-heading to prolong flowering and stems can be cut in late autumn.
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* MAINTAIN herbaceous borders of perennial plants by dead-heading regularly and supporting tall species before they threaten to flop or overwhelm smaller, less vigorous plants.
Dead-heading is almost a daily chore and is essential because the energy which would have gone into forming hips is saved to produce new flowering shoots.