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By Tadpole

Gwynedd, United Kingdom Gb

Hello, i am new to this website so i hope I'm doing things properly. I have a lavender bush that is about three years old. It hasnt been looked after well. It is about 18 inches high and only seems to be alive on the ends of the bush. There are alot of woody stems that make up most of the bush. Is there anything i can do to keep get it alive and well?



Hi and welcome. Sadly, not really, Lavenders do not like to be pruned back into brown wood. What you can do is to take some of the nice green shoots as cuttings and then replace the old bush with them.

25 Feb, 2012


And when you grow new lavender, remember to clip it over at least a couple of times of year, after the main flush of flowers is done, clipping off flowered stems and about an inch of foliage. This will extend the life of the plant by lengthening the time it has before it gets too woody. It's usual to replace them after about 5 years, once they do get woody.

25 Feb, 2012

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