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27/03/2014 at 16:37

Can you divide Lavender? I have some huge clumps of Lavender de Grasse. I already split strawberries successfully, and I do know about taking cuttings , but these bushes are 2ft wide and I want to add some to a new Rose Border. Any ideas?

27/03/2014 at 16:42

Dividing depends on having more than one stem coming out of the ground. If there's only one you can't. If there's more than one it's worth a try. The down side would be some rather odd shaped bushes

I sawed a weigla in half a couple of years ago. Bought one with 2 distinctly separate stems, pruning saw down the middle. 2 plants. 

 

27/03/2014 at 17:34

On a different subject I have cut 2 twigs from a lavender about 3 inches tall and placed them in rooting powder and then in a 3 " pot just to see if they take

28/03/2014 at 10:27

I know that you can divide thyme successfully, and I always pop trimmings into the ground, but can I do that at this time of year?

28/03/2014 at 10:39

I would wait Just a little while longer.  Conditions will be improving week by week now...soil warming....so better chances of rooting thyme.

Not convinced by dividing lavendars.  They do far better from new shoots taken in mid to late spring.  Growing from old wood is not what lavendars do.  Better more vigorous plants by summer's end from cuttings.  

28/03/2014 at 11:26

On the subject of Lavenders. How far back can you cut them and expect them to regrow? I've a "bush" along the path that is all old wood so presumably very established but I'd like to gain back a little of the path without killing the plant!

29/03/2014 at 07:54

interested in this

29/03/2014 at 07:56
29/03/2014 at 09:12

Related question - i missed cutting back my lavender last summer, but know you can do it in the spring instead - do i wait til frosts are gone for this?  Don't want to jeopardise this years flowers

29/03/2014 at 09:15
29/03/2014 at 10:05

Thanks Dove - should have scooted round that site a bit more before i asked the question  Looks like i should do it today - not a moment to lose .....

30/03/2014 at 08:46

Thank you  

30/03/2014 at 08:54

More on how to prune

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5pJs99MV28#t=14

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