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Re: Bush in front garden

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Lisa, are the foliage and flower heads aromatic? If you rub them between your fingers do they have a scent?

It looks dead .. or almost dead form of 'Lavender'.

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Tue. 30th March 2021 13:10

Re: Re: Another Salvia?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Another (same) suggestion from our social media:

"Perovskia atriplicifolia or Russian Sage (not technically a sage?). Love this plant, the smell as you brush past. Bees love it too, more popular than lavender in my garden."

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2019 12:38

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

Lavandula stoechas "Blueberry Ruffles" to buy in the UK?

Question from Chris Peacock

In forum: Lavandula stoechas 'Blueberry Ruffles'

Does anyone know where I can buy Lavandula stoechas "Blueberry Ruffles" in the UK?

  • Posted: Tue. 10th March 2015 14:28

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,

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

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

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,

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

Re: Lavender path edging

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: New to gardening

Lavandula angustifolia "munstead" or "Ellagance Purple".
Plant about 30cm apart as a rough guide. You can go a little closer or further apart depending on the size of the plants that you buy.
The key to keeping Lavender as a low hedge is pruning, you must cut back the flowering stems as soon as they finish, pruning about 1" into the main dome of foliage. This hasnt got to be a precise exercise, shears are fine as long as you collect up the cuttings from the tops of the plants.
The two varieties suggested are naturally more compact but will grow fast enough to achieve your desired effect. Many others are too vigorous or too dwarf.
Another thing to think about is that the average life of a lavender is 3-5 yrs, but they are generally cheap enough not to have to worry too much about replacing them after a while.
They prefer full sun in freely drained soils. Light shade will be ok but your flower heads will lean and reach in the direction of the most prominent light.
Hope this helps.

  • Posted: Thu. 24th July 2014 14:24

Re: Will a general name do?

Message from Nicola

In forum: How to use the site

Hi Judy,

Great timing. We are adding 'general' plants without a specific variety name now and have already added many popular ones. We don't yet have a general entry buddleja. Please request we add it using our plant request form . This will then be picked up by our horticultural team who will add it for you.

I hope you are enjoying the site?

Kind regards
Nicola from Shoot

p.s. to find a sample of a 'generic' plant look in our Genus lists. e.g. lavender here. It is hightlighted in a darker background colour

  • Posted: Wed. 25th June 2014 15:06

pest infestation.

Question from Joan Rogan

In forum: New to gardening

Newbie gardene here and Im feeling lost. Just bought 3 lavandula stoechas( mulberry ruffles)plants to add to my new patio garden and also to hopefully send the thousands ( well, it seems like thousands) of midgies away but so far Im having no luck. has anyone any other suggestions on how to get rid of these little pests.I love my new container garden but cant enjoy it at night or else I go back into house feeling my skin and scalp is crawling.

  • Posted: Mon. 22nd July 2013 13:01

Re: Lavender - Silver Sands

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lavandula 'Silver Sands'

Hi, Queenie,
As far as I can tell, all lavender plants are edible but some are more palatable than others. The buds of Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender) is the preferred lavender for cooking.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 19th June 2012 18:01

Re: Pruning of silver anouk lavender

Message from Nicola

In forum: Lavandula stoechas 'Night of Passion'

Hi Giovanni, Thanks for joining Shoot and for your question. To get pruning advice for this lavender please login and add it to your plants list. You will then be given access to specific how to care advice including pruning. This will appear in the plant page and in your My care calendar so you will get reminders of what to do and when.

I hope you enjoy Shoot! All the best Nicola

  • Posted: Fri. 16th March 2012 07:50

Re: Prunus laurocerasus

Message from Penny Busby

In forum: Prunus laurocerasus

Hi Ray,
I agree with Ciaran, that generally Cherry Laurel would be too large a plant for an edging plant, plus it would take too much water and nutrients out of the soil for other plants nearby.

If your site is sunny and free-draining (not too cold and wet in winter) English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) can make an attractive low hedge or a small form of Hebe.

  • Posted: Mon. 9th January 2012 09:43

Re: Re: Re: Care of Lavandula dentata

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Lavandula dentata

Hi Mike
I'm not a professional and only speak through experience.
I had a buddleja planted in a similar condition a few weeks ago. I thought I had dealt with the poorly drained soil problem in the area which I was planting it. However, 3 days and nights of continuing rain, proved me wrong.
I did lift it and move it to an alternative position - it did pick up and is now putting new growth on and seems much better.
If this were my plant I would move it. If you weigh up the odds that you are likely to lose it due to the drainage - then it would be worth giving it a go. If you are still keeping it in a pot - try mixing some grit with the compost.
Best of luck with whatever you choose.
Please let us know how you get on.
Cheers, Angie

  • Posted: Tue. 6th September 2011 18:18

Re: Re: Care of Lavandula dentata

Message from Mike Trewern

In forum: Lavandula dentata

Dear Angie, I am unable to post a picture of the plant but I would agree that overwatering is the most likely cause of the problem.I think that the soil in which it was originally planted is very retentive of water even when the soil which I used for transplanting is well drained. Assuming that the cause of the problem is overwatering on my part, is there any way in which the plant might be rescued? Mike

  • Posted: Mon. 5th September 2011 20:17

Re: Care of Lavandula dentata

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Lavandula dentata

It is difficult to tell from your description what may be wrong with your plant - are you able to post a picture.
Generally speaking floppy stems can be a sign of drought but beware - over watering symptoms are similar.

  • Posted: Mon. 5th September 2011 19:27

Care of Lavandula dentata

Question from Mike Trewern

In forum: Lavandula dentata

I began with a healthy plant but, following a short holiday, the plant is showing signs of stress. The top inch of the stems are bent over and 'floppy'. Can anyone tell me what to do, please? The plant was transplanted into a larger pot using well drained soil.

  • Posted: Sun. 4th September 2011 08:47

Top 10 searched for plants in Shoot

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Plants most searched for in Shoot

This week the most poular plants (top 10 list) searched for in Shoot includes:

Triteleia Queen Fabiola
Viburnum tinus
Alchemilla mollis
Carpinus betulus
Choisya ternata
Quercus robur
Salvia nemorosa
Stipa tenuissima
Clematis armandii
Lavandula angustifolia

  • Posted: Thu. 7th July 2011 10:43

Re: Lavender boarder

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia

Hi, Paula,
To plant a lavender border/hedge, space smaller cultivars (roughly those that get under 45/50cm tall) 30cm apart, larger ones 45cm apart. Plant on a ridge to improve drainage - lavender is short-lived in wet, clay conditions. You can do a search here on Shoot of Lavandula angustifolia to get ideas of the cultivars available.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 21st April 2011 19:44

Re: Lavender Melissa Lilac

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac'

Hi, Susan,
'Melissa Lilac' is a cultivar of Lavandula angustifolia. It shares most characteristics and all cultivation requirements as the straight species Lavandula angustifolia but differs because its flowers are a different colour and the stems are bit more wiry.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 7th April 2011 23:25