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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?
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.
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
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?
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.
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!
interested in this
This might be helpful http://everything-lavender.com/woody-lavender-plant.html
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
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 .....
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