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Re: A few more...

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Muralis is lavender in colour and birch hybrid blue, the leaves look alike, they both make lovely carpets.

  • Posted: Fri. 22nd April 2016 23:37

Re: when should I cut my lavender 'hidcote blue' back & how?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Blue'

Hi Nikki,

Please add Lavender 'Hidcote Blue' to your plant list in Shoot and you will get care advice added to your care calendar with how to guides and also reminders by email.

Kind regards, Nicola from Shoot

  • Posted: Sun. 30th August 2015 07:07

when should I cut my lavender 'hidcote blue' back & how?

Comment from Nikki Brown

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Blue'

when should I cut my lavender 'hidcote blue' back & how?

  • Posted: Sat. 29th August 2015 16:16

Re: Dougal?

Message from Nicola

In forum: General

Hi Anne, that seems to be a tough one. Some people are suggesting as part of the full name e.g. Verbena macdougalii Lavender Spire. Does that work? Cheers Nicola

  • Posted: Wed. 15th July 2015 08:06

Re: Lavender

Message from Inez Hardie

In forum: Container gardening

I grow my lavender in gravel beds at the front of my house... Hidcote and Munstead mainly though I also have a white one called eidelweis. I usually take cuttings and grow on in greenhouse over winter. All of the above have good fragrance. I have tried growing French lavender but no success as it's too cold and wet here in Scotland.

  • Posted: Sun. 5th April 2015 14:24

Re: Re: Re: Re: Wanting to plant a Lavender Hedge

Message from Linda

In forum: Garden design

Thanks Nicola, that’s what I thought. I planned to put lime in the soil and add sand - but I think the lack of full sun would be a step too far. Will re-think and keep lavender hedges to the many unshaded areas.

  • Posted: Sat. 14th March 2015 16:34

Re: Re: Re: Wanting to plant a Lavender Hedge

Message from Nicola

In forum: Garden design

Hi Linda, clay soil tends to hold moisture and isn't free draining. I made the mistake of planting lavender into clay myself and they didn't thrive at all. I would just caution you to ensure you plant plants which will do well with your garden conditions. This article might help you? Kind regards, Nicola p.s. lavender tends to like full sun too...

  • Posted: Sat. 14th March 2015 15:25

Re: Re: Wanting to plant a Lavender Hedge

Message from Linda

In forum: Garden design

Hi Nicola - soil is more clay than loamy - but not overly so. Fairly free draining. We are near the south coast, so fairly lower rainfall than many areas

  • Posted: Sat. 14th March 2015 14:18

Re: Wanting to plant a Lavender Hedge

Message from Nicola

In forum: Garden design

Hi Linda, is your soil clay or loamy (free draining)? Cheers Nicola

  • Posted: Fri. 13th March 2015 13:21

Wanting to plant a Lavender Hedge

Question from Linda

In forum: Garden design

Hi - I’m fairly new to gardening and now a little bit obsessed (workload permitting).
We have a large garden and inherited a poorly designed landscaped garden area which we are gradually making our own. Many of the flower beds are edged with box which is a great place for the slugs to hide in and not our favourite plant, although it does serve a purpose of helping to keeping the dogs of the borders.
My question is, I want to plant a Lavender Hedge and around one of the bigger beds, I’ve already dug up the Box. I know it’s not the perfect site so wondering if it’s a complete waste of time and money? If so, any suggestions as to what we could plant.

The area is the only place where we get shade, but the edges do get some sun. The soil is neutral to slightly acidic. I plan to add lime to the soil if I plant the Lavenders. In my head this would look wonderful and a great source of food for the bees.
Thanks

  • Posted: Fri. 13th March 2015 11:36

Re: Lavender

Message from Anna

In forum: Container gardening

I'm no expert but I grew lavendula angustifolia (English lavender) from seed as a complete novice and it seems to be fragrant, well-behaved and even thrives in quite clayey soil. My french and spanish lavenders didn't survive. Would like to try one of the little ones at some point, but for unkillable, English lavender is adapted to the land!

  • Posted: Mon. 26th January 2015 18:04

Re: Lavender

Message from meadowland

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Sue,
Nicola has said it all re; the soil conditions......as long as its not too fertile.Good luck!

  • Posted: Wed. 21st January 2015 17:03

Re: Re: Re: Lavender

Message from Nicola

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Sue, you can refer to this plant for Lavender information as they are all treated the same.

"Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline or neutral soil in sun. Best in a sheltered position. Will not tolerate waterlogged conditions. High nitrogen fertilisers & manure will cause the plant to flop. Semi-evergreen in colder areas."

I hope that helps,
Nicola

  • Posted: Wed. 21st January 2015 14:44

Re: Re: Lavender

Message from sue

In forum: Container gardening

Thank you for the replies, Meadowland I will be putting the Lavender in a container/pot, all my plants are in containers / pots. What type of compost do you plant it in?

Regard

Sue

  • Posted: Wed. 21st January 2015 14:30

Re: Lavender

Message from meadowland

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Sue, Hidcote seems the one..

Are you going to use it for a hedge or an individual plant/p
ot?

  • Posted: Tue. 20th January 2015 17:29

Re: Lavender

Message from Nicola

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Sue, the Garden Revival viewers say L. angustifolia 'Hidcote' Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Wed. 14th January 2015 20:02

Lavender

Question from sue

In forum: Container gardening

Happy New Year to all fellow gardeners ;)

I know it's a bit early in the year but can someone advise which is the best lavender plant for fragrance / tolerance and very little maintenance.

Thank you

  • Posted: Wed. 14th January 2015 17:54

Please help to identify this plant

Comment from Pam B

In forum: Identify a plant

I have just bought two of these little shrubs which are begining to sprout lavender coloured flowers. The guy who sold them said they will need watering every 2 to 3 days and will grow somewhat......
Why don't people know what they are selling!!

  • Posted: Sun. 2nd November 2014 15:54

Re: I need help to identify a plant

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like lavender of some sort.

  • Posted: Thu. 14th August 2014 02:36

Re: Pruning advice

Message from Nicola

In forum: General

Hi Louise. welcome to Shoot. The way this website works is after you add all your plants into your 'Plants I have' list pruning advice and reminders are added to a personal care calender for you.

If you don't know the variety names for all of your plants add 'any variety' plants. Here is your list:

Buddleja davidii (any variety)
Fuschia Heidi Ann
Rose 'Bride & Groom'
Lavender Hidcote

Login, click each link above and add each to your plants I have list. Then check your care calendar for monthly advice or you can look at all advice for all months for each plant in the HOW TO CARE tab on each plant page.

I hope you enjoy Shoot! Please let me know how you get on once you have added your plants to your list. Please also check your 'My Preferences' to ensure you have selected all the care types (e.g. pruning) you want added to calendar.

Kind regards,
Nicola

  • Posted: Sun. 3rd August 2014 07:55