Trim young laven­der

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To keep laven­der plants bushy and com­pact they need trim­ming when the flow­ers start to fade. This is very im­por­tant with young plants that grow quickly as, if not trimmed, they can be­come leggy and the plants will spread side­ways. Trim off the flower stalks and cut back into the new growth to cre­ate a dome-shaped plant. Don’t prune back too hard though, as new shoots don’t al­ways de­velop from woody stems. Keep­ing plants trimmed ev­ery year af­ter flow­er­ing and again in spring will pro­long their life and keep them in shape.

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