HOW TO GROW LAVENDER

Planting in the garden

  • All lavender varieties like full sun and soil that drains well.
  • Plant compact varieties 45cm apart and larger varieties 90cm apart to allow air to circulate between the plants

Planting in pots

  • Use a potting mix that drains well.
  • Water regularly and fertilise two or three times during the growing season with an organic fertiliser like Vita 5.1.5

Watering and feeding

  • Water regularly until new plants are established then reduce watering to once weekly. Lavender in pots should be watered when dry.
  • Feed with an organic fertiliser like Vita 5.1.5 every 3 months

Pruning

  • Cut back by a third after flowering.
  • Lavenders that flower continuously can be lightly trimmed when bushes start looking untidy.

Deadheading keeps plants looking neat