Woody Lavender

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  1. mazambo

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    Hi everyone
    I have a neglected woody lavender plant, it's an old plant and didn't do very well this year, I believe you shouldn't cut into old wood which would leave it very sparse, is it worth while trying to keep it going? If it's best to remove and put in the compost bin I don't mind.
     

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    Hiya mazambo :)
    Buy a new plant.....lavendar is cheap anyway but a young fresh plant will look so much better and flower much better. Some attractive varieties too ....Grosso, for example, has fantastic scent.:)
    Give it the best possible drainage, put it in the hottest possible spot and prune quite hard after flowering and you will have a long lived, very floriferous, scented specimen
     
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    Thanks @Verdun, I will do that, I have loads of lavender plugs that are growing well so I'll use some of them.
     
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    Excellent. Best to pot them up into 9cm pots for winter though mazambo and then to plant out in spring :)
     
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