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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: 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: 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

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

lavander looking very gloomy

Comment from pilar de la lama

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia 'Little Lottie'

Hi! I just planted a lavandula angustifolia with small pink flowers, after twpo weeks it seems the flowers are fading and the base is hetting very dy and woody .I asked in the garden center aand they told me to put John Innes n3 compost and prune it hard and wait..
is that the best to do?

  • Posted: Sat. 17th July 2010 19:58

Re: Companions for white agapanthus

Message from Stuart Marler

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

How about a white lavender,Lavandula angustifolia Nana Alba, orstoechas Lavender Snowman.
This would allow the agapanthus to grow out from a nice white and green bed.


  • Posted: Thu. 17th June 2010 19:31

Lavandula angustifolia

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender much favoured by bees for nectar and pollen. The seeds will attract birds. Lavender has traditionally been used in pot-pourri, herb pillows and in small muslin bags to put between clean linen or to infuse bathwater. It is regarded as having relaxing properties, which may aid sleep and help soothe away tension headaches. It can be used like bay leaves to infuse lamb, or flavour jams and jellies.

  • Posted: Fri. 5th June 2009 19:35

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender) has been used in The Daily Telegraph for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 19:58

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English lavender 'Hidcote') has been used in The Daily Telegraph for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 19:57