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need help with lavender its starting to get to big and faling over can I cut it back this time of year
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I'd best have a crack at taking cuttings of mine too.
Thanks every one will give them a hair cut this week end ill also try and strike some cuttings don't know what sort they are I just got them from aldi THANKS ALL
If you could get a couple of bits growing for me Rob that would be appreciated. Let me know when they have taken off and we'll organise a pick up.
I find lavender very useful to grow in those nasty dryish spots around the yard. They make it look lush and colourful with so little effort on my part.
Which is what I did for years with the beautiful flowering French Lavender I had and ended up with plants that didn't flower. Very curious. I reckon I took cuttings from a non flowering sport is all I can think happened.
Lavenders even the French ones, are apt to flourish for no discernible reason and just as apt to die overnight. When you get one which grows well, have a crack at making some more from that one.
I'm happy to get a cutting or two of the lavender going for you Lissa. It certainly flowers, but other than that I'm not sure how to tell if it's the French variety. Maybe I could give it an accordion and a cravat and see if it serenades me?
A bit of research indicates that it's definitely not English lavender that I'm growing, and it looks quite a bit like the French one. I'm growing it in an oddly tricking little location that I'm rather proud of choosing. It's directly under the edge of my patio area, in an eastward facing spot. This means that it doesn't get as much sun as it would like (in full shade from midday on), but it tolerates that because it doesn't get too much water either.
I have little use for both Lavender and Rosemary yet I enjoy both - I do use some Lavender stems in bags in with clothes and Rosemary gets into food sometimes.
Lavender and Rosemary are two extremely easy plants to grow from cutting. Cut off your semi hard wood bits about 8cm long. Strip the leaves from the bottom half and shove them up to the level of the naked bit into potting mix or even straight into the garden if you have deep enough soil.
I'm looking for some French Lavender. One of the few varieties I can get to flower around here. Anything fancy just sits there looking back at me without blooming and eventually die.
You could also try layering it as another method of propagation. Sometimes I have trouble getting cutting from those woody things like lavender and rosemary going. I think it might be over-watering that causes it.
What do you use it for? I never use mine and I was going to let it die a peaceful death.
Do you know what type of Lavender it is Mark? French by any chance? Any pics?
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