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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lavender 101: Pruning

There are two key times for lavender pruning. Firstly in late summer to early autumn, when you cut off all the dead flower heads and trim the shrubs back to neaten up. When doing this I make sure that some green growth is left. To encourage an attractive plant I shape them into a mound form by simply giving them a light trim when they look a bit unruly.  Spring time we add lime if our ph level reads under 6 and remove any leaves or dead wood from around the plant.  Check out Sarah Bader from Lavender at Stonegate video for instructions on how to prune.
 

Soon this Hostess Snowball will look like...

this!  A vision of...

lavender

3 comments:

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Great info! Thanks..I was wondering and think that maybe I cut mine back a little short. Are the rules the same for all varieties?
**Tami

Gary & Karen Lockwood said...

All varieties should be cut 1 inch above the (hard) woody stem. Varieties like Munstead and Flogate are the first to bloom.

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

OK...looks like I did it the right length! :-) Can't wait to stop by for the festival this summer...

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