Good Morning - I just found this web site, in looking into why my lavender collapses in the middle & spreads way out on the ground. Almost looks like a cat had been lying in the middle of the plant, when it starts, but then, eventually at time passes, all the 'rows' bend outward until it forms a circle on the ground, or a 'bowl'. They eventually rise back up, though not perfectly straight, but still nice, & full. Seems to do so after heavy rains or wind.
Just curious - would it help to place a small piece of fencing for support around the circumference? Also, I prune mine down to the ground each fall, & each Spring they rise in full glory. But I'm reading here about an entirely different type of pruning as well as something about not touching 'old wood'. I'm finding all this very interesting & wondered if anyone has any ideas or comments on mine.
I've had two different kinds of lavender through the years - one died & I replaced it with, as it turns out, a different variety, but now I have the same on both sides of the porch - just not sure what variety! And though they don't have the beautiful soft fragrance the first ones had, they are gorgeous! And I am awed at the pollination process - the bees 'visit' to pollinate, but do not bother anyone, & I find this whole process just amazing!! I just miss the fragrance!