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24/11/2011 at 15:27
I miss Monty Don!, but I will have a go at getting my lavender looking good this yr. Cheers for that video clip.
24/11/2011 at 15:27
great tips Monty, had wonderful lavender last year, lovely in cakes and cookies, put some in your pocket when you go out and every now and then you can touch the Lavender to create a lovely sent in the air. and of great benefit placed under your pillow at night, great stuff.
24/11/2011 at 15:27
video too short
24/11/2011 at 15:28
so lovely to see monty again...miss him loads.....this video has answered my question as to why i'm never successful with lavender!!.....USE GRIT!!
24/11/2011 at 15:28
Good video but too short and it is not clear when is the best time to plant and hard prune, as he just says "now".
24/11/2011 at 15:28
That'll be why I struggle with lavender - my garden soil is clay-based. Drainage is obviously the key!
24/11/2011 at 15:28
Very useful - but how annoying that the camera is more on Monty rather than what he's doing. I'd have liked to see him trimming the plants in more detail.
24/11/2011 at 15:29
Was over all too quickly, wanted to hear when the best time is to prune back and when they can be moved etc.....how frustrating!
24/11/2011 at 15:29
Yes what time of year do we prune back hard and when is best to plant young plants out with the grit of course??
24/11/2011 at 15:29
Not what I expected - followed the link to find out how to take lavender cuttings and grow new plants. No information on that at all! Interesting tip about the grit though, I'll do that (next time!)
24/11/2011 at 15:29
I also would like to know what time of year do we prune back hard
24/11/2011 at 15:30
I also would like to know what time of year do we prune back hard
24/11/2011 at 15:30
thanks to Monty I'm going to try a lavender garden next year. But, didnt say when to prune????
15/02/2012 at 11:02
cant be bothered to watch :( :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(::(:(:(:(::(:(:(:(:(::(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(::(:(:(:(:((:(:(:(
    15/02/2012 at 12:31

Hello peter65,

Prune lavender in summer after flowering. Cut off the old flowers and a small amount of new growth i.e. about 3cm. Do not cut into old growth as it will not regrow. You can also trim a little off the new growth in spring. It is well-worth trimming annually as you'll keep the bush nice and compact that way, ultimately giving it a longer life.

Emma

gardenersworld.com team

23/02/2012 at 18:34

Thanks Emma.

I've also just discovered Dark chocolate with Lavender. Utterly yum. Although I had to share it.

28/04/2012 at 19:07

Hi Emma,

Good tips from Monty but, according to other info about lavender that I've come across it says to put lime in soil, and to plant near a rock or wall for warmth and protection from winds but Montys were in an open bed ??

I will definately be adding a load of grit to my new bed.

Thanks

28/04/2012 at 21:25
Lavender is wonderful used in baking. Simply add several tablespoons of lavender flowers to a large jar of caster sugar, pop the lid on and leave for a few weeks. The flavour will infuse with the sugar and can be used when making a victoria sponge, giving a delicate flavour. Also the flowers, which are edible, can be sprinkled on top or with the icing. Makes a stunning looking cake.
22/10/2012 at 01:04
05/04/2013 at 14:29
I hate these videos - would much rather have the option of choosing a script so can copy and save.
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