Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 34: Trim laven­der

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Laven­der is an easy enough shrub to cul­ti­vate, but if it’s left to its own de­vices, it will al­most im­per­cep­ti­bly de­velop an un­gainly habit, wan­der­ing about on great crooked woody shoots with a mere tuft of the de­sired grey and blue at the tips. Act now to pre­vent this. Cut off the flow­ers, com­plete with their stalks, and con­tinue your clip­ping to in­clude all but an inch or so of the cur­rent sea­son’s leaves. Do not cut into the bare wood or it will stay that way. An an­nual treat­ment of this kind will main­tain a neat hedge in­def­i­nitely.


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