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carmen-sylva

New gardener, found my peace among the flowers, birds and insects in my garden... and discovered a new passion. Strong supporter of organic gardening.

Lavandula stoechas

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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carmen-sylva

#advice needed please! My first lavender (of many, I hope) Not sure when / how to prune it. When is a good time to deadhead? I can’t work out if the flowers are faded now, or not?! I don’t see so many bumblees buzzing around them anymore which is why I wondered if it was time to deadhead them..? Clueless 😊

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pods

Hi most lavenders can be lightly pruned when it finishes flowering but don't go too deeply in as they don't grow back from old wood . Just give it a light trim and it will look great. Hope this helps 😄

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carmen-sylva

@pods Thank you 😊! Will do.

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midnightgardener

Yes take care pruning. I did a silly thing with mine and ruined it. Such a shame as it was a big Lavendar and the Bees loved it 🐝🐝

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carmen-sylva

@midnightgardener I’m not sure I did great with mine either, they got some new shoots now but not as many 🧐 still trying to work out how these Lavenders work! 😊

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midnightgardener

@carmen-sylva Ask @ublaszko I think she knows. I'm sure she said to someone last year that they should prune 1 every 3 of each stem? Worth checking with her 😊😊

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ublaszko

I'm not so familiar with lavenders as my soil is too wet to grow them. You can prune them once they start to look a bit tatty so you get fresh regrowth. You could go as far as a couple of leaf nodes above the woody parts of the stem or trim it lightly just below the top pair of the leaves. It depends how tall you want it to grow. These are slightly tender lavenders so you will need to protect it over winter. 😊

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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carmen-sylva

Just wonderful, I love it (almost as much as the bees). 🐝❤️

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Venkat

I have these too, so beautiful aren't they 😍

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carmen-sylva

@Venkat Are we meant to cut back this summer after they finish flowering, do you know?

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Venkat

@carmen-sylva yes, deadhead through summer and cut back, not too much, after they finish flowering

24w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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carmen-sylva

Hi all, when is the best time to plant this out in the garden? Is now a good time or should I wait until end of April? #advice-needed

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pelly

Should be fine now Roxanna 👍👍

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carmen-sylva

Thanks @pelly As soon as I catch the smallest break from this never-ending rain! X

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pelly

Your welcome 😊😊

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