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18/04/2014 at 15:50

I struggle to tell whether lavenders look healthy here i have one I have recovered from my old house:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42680.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42681.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 it looks ok, i think? but am hoping someone more knowledgable can confirm ... also pruning them, im sure ive read they need pruning in April, but again not sure what this particular one needs. Sadly i don't know the variety either.

 

18/04/2014 at 18:18

That looks in excellent health, dj.  It doesn't need pruning at this point and has lots of lovely new growth appearing low down on the branches, which is what you want.  Snip out those dead bits around the base to help prevent diseases though.

18/04/2014 at 20:38

Thanks Bob. Im amazed its in in decent nick, its been neglected for a few months.

18/04/2014 at 22:19

djjjuk, you could bury that so that the bare stems at the bottom are covered. That would encourage new growth from the buried stems- result free new lavender plants. Just a thought.

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