Neglected lavender.

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  1. Jaja

    Jaja Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi,
    More questions from my inherited garden!
    This lavender plant...in a nice pot but has gone wild and very woody. ideally I’d like to trim it back and replant along a fence to create a nice lavender border.
    should I trim it right down? Trim to the wood? Or just plant as is for now and see what happens...maybe trim later. mad always, all views and advice appreciated.
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  2. CarolineL

    CarolineL Total Gardener

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    Hi @Jaja and welcome. The problem with trimming lavender hard back is that it might not 'break' ie produce new young growths from the very old gnarled wood. That's why it is advised to give lavender a good trim after flowering every year so that it stays nice and bushy. I would chance it with a branch or two, and use the cut off bits to produce cuttings (there appears to be a lot of healthy young growth on it). If you then (eventually) see new growth starting where you cut off the branches, then you can try on the rest of them. If it doesn't grow, you will anyway have nice new young plants from the cuttings!
     
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