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By Treetop

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all, I have some compost which basically is for Rhododendron, Azaleas & Camellia. would it be okay for me to use this compost to plant out Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia.



Likely it'll be a bit too acidic for lavender, they like a ph of roughly 6, or around there, and the compost you've got's probably got a ph of 3-4. But if you're planting it out, that sounds like you're putting it in the ground, in which case, you don't really need the potting compost at all....

22 Feb, 2016


Lavender can grow in quite poor soil, so no compost needed. Make sure you cut it back after flowering or else it will get leggy and brown off.

22 Feb, 2016


Thanks for those comments folks, I should have told you the soil I have is very much heavy clay.

22 Feb, 2016


Best off digging in a bit of grit before planting lavender then, to improve drainage.

22 Feb, 2016


Thanks a mill folks.

22 Feb, 2016

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