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Apr 23, Layer the lavender to produce new, healthy bushes that are immediately vigorous (L. dentata particularly does well for Hard prune your lavender over a few years.
French lavender can be hard pruned, but not all at once. Pruning French lavender plants from the time that they are young encourages a healthy plant with prolific blooms. 1 Sterilize hand pruners by soaking them for five minutes in a solution of one part. Aug 21, Pruning: Prune right after the first flowering and again in late August after the last flush has faded. Cut off about 2/3 of the plant’s height or to just above the bottom two sets of leaves on each stem. Take care not to cut into the woody part of the plant which can cause damage.
Twice a year Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 15, Pruning woody lavender plants is the key to rejuvenating them. For restorative pruning, be sure to sterilize the pruners by soaking them in a solution of water and denatured alcohol to prevent disease spread.
It’s also important that the tool blades are sharp. Prune these lavender in spring when all frost is finished for the season. May 10, French vs English Lavender. Whilst these lavender plants are related and highly similar, there are some subtle differences between the two types that are worth noting.
The first and probably most important difference is the smell. The typical Lavender smell that many have become accustomed to is the scent of English Lavender. The French plant. Guide to pruning lavender.
How Far Apart to Plant French Lavender. Commercial lavender growers will plant French lavenders feet apart. feet will give each plant the space it needs to grow and prevents lavender from casting shade on one another which will restrict flowering.
Spacing lavender. Lavender benefits from being spaced out from each other because they appreciate air flow. Mar 17, How to prune lavender: a step-by-step guide. Take your best secateurs or best garden shears, making sure they are clean and sharp.
Start by removing the. Prune the top third of the lavenders flexible growth back, but do not prune the woody growth. Lavender that has turned too woody can be propagated from cuttings for more plants or may have to be replaced.
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Choose the appropriate lavender for your climate. English lavender is cold hardy whereas French lavender will die in cold winters. Pruning lavender. Get involved. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.
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