Posted: 13/05/2013 at 10:43
Hi Frank - thanks for your reply.
I have moved into a house and inherited a fabulous garden that needed bringing back to life. The lavender in question was carefully, lightly pruned last year but I soon realised that sadly, the bushes had not been maintained properly and no amount of gentle pruning was going to persuade them to grow from the base again. So, I gave them the heave-ho! These will now go in the green bags like you advise and future prunings in the compost!