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wtwitchell6969

Started our garden in 2018 early January learning fast everyday oh and becoming very addictive.lives in Wiltshire

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' syn. Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Blue'

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wtwitchell6969

@richard.spicer.7906 Hey mate. Hope you’re well! Do you remember this poor little thing in 2018 , with a dog collar around it to get it going!!?😀

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s looking really great! Much better this year. Great job 👍🏼

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wtwitchell6969

@richard.spicer.7906 looks to be coming back good old dog collar

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richard.spicer.7906

👍🏼 - don’t forget to keep it off on the dryer days to make sure it gets good air ventilation. What’s that on the inside of collar round the plant?

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wtwitchell6969

That was just a bag that was tied to the side it’s off now lol

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2018
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wtwitchell6969

Anyone know what we should do with our lavender as it’s getting soaked and it’s in pretty much 50/50 mix with fantastic drainage. And the leaves keep going black do we cut back the black leaves 🍁

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brightcolours

@richard.spicer.7906 @rachelbrooks any advice???

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richard.spicer.7906

The only thing I can suggest is perhaps trying to protect it with something that will keep it dry and allow it to still get some sun, like a home made cloche or something similar. You would want to ensure good air circulation too. Not absolutely sure but black leaves might be a fungal prob, so if you remove them then clear the entire area and any that fall onto the surrounding soil to reduce reinfection. Fingers crossed this might help till dryer weather 🤞🏼

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wtwitchell6969

@richard.spicer.7906 can I cut it back hard and layer it with some grit and bark or compost potting mix. Then cover with I know it might sound silly but I have an old dog operation collar upstairs lol

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Wayne, might be best to avoid cutting back too hard. Lavender normally dislikes being cut back into old wood, but stems can normally be cut back as far as you see new shoots. You’ll have to see what is coming through. The old dog collar sounds potentially good idea (I know the ones you mean 👍🏼) - maybe try it just on the days when it’s going to rain hard. Leave it off on the days it’s gonna be dry and that will allow it to dry out a bit.

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