Looking after Lavender

LAVENDER…

  • Requires well drained neutral to alkaline soil. You should incorporate grit/sharp sand when planting lavender to improve drainage in heavy soil.
  • Requires a sunny position, do not grow under a leaf canopy
  • Requires little fertilizer, although feeding with potash will encourage more prolific flowering and improved colouration.
  • Water for approximately three weeks until established.
  • Are evergreen
  • Are aromatic
  • Need to be cut back mid September (September 15th between 10.00 and 11.00 am!) ½” above hard wood and again in Spring after first flush to shape.
  • Takes approximately four years to reach full height.
  • Are edible - Angustifolia & Intermedia Lavenders.


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