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hi. i have a lovely lavender plant, had it for years, it is fully green and lovely on top but the underneath and bottm are very woody, i know i should prune it in the autumn but i dont know how far down to go any ideas please. moonrakercaroline



Lavenders do this as they age - expected usefully attractive life span is 5-7 years, by which time they're usually very leggy and woody. You cannot cut into old wood with these, all you can do is clip over the foliage. Reaching the too woody stage happens faster if the plants are not clipped twice a year, once after their main flush of flowering is over, and again later in around August/September, taking about an inch of the foliage at the same time.

31 May, 2011


thanks bamboo, what a pity if i have to lose it.

31 May, 2011


If you want to replace it, look in early spring, when small plants are cheap - they grow rapidly in spring anyway.

31 May, 2011


Or try taking some cuttings.

31 May, 2011

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