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Lavendar not doing well

Jazz77Jazz77 Posts: 2

imageHi everyone.

I am pretty new to gardening. I love lavender and after recently moving in to New house with very neglected garden (hugely overgrown borders with brambles and deadly nightshade) we have managed to clear it and plant some beautiful borders. We have rescued several roses that were being strangled by brambles and planted a verify of beautiful plants and trees.

My problem is that whilst all other plants are thriving mylavenday is not happy. Can I save it or is it to late. This is the 3rd location in the garden I have tried with different plants.

Thanks in advance for any help advice.


Last edited: 20 July 2017 13:39:21


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,263

    Once you move a plant like lavender it takes 2-3 months for the roots to get over the shock and start working and growing properly again so they can keep the plant alive.
    If you've moved the plant 3 times it must be in severe shock.
    The soil around it looks very dry.
    If you're going to have any chance of saving it, keep it well watered for the rest of the summer.
    They're hardy plants and like to be grown hard (i.e. not much water, and only fertilize once a year) and grown in very gritty free-draining soil. But that's when they're settled-in and growing well.
    Yours has just been planted and you've got to give the roots time to grow so they can feed the plant - keep it watered and you're in with a chance

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  • Jazz77Jazz77 Posts: 2

    Thank you. Plants pictured have only been moved from pot to ground. It was other plants I had in different places. I watered 2 days ago and had lots of rain last night. Didn't want to over water. I think maybe they don't like soil In my garden? thank you for replying.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,263

    They're not lovers of acid soil, but should be ok any any other well drained soil
    Good luck

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    I do recommend that if you intend to plant lavenders out at those sizes (looks quite small), it is best to group a bundle quite closely. Perhaps, get 3 at least grown around 3 inches apart. They can hopefully knit together quickly and form a dense bush.The issue is, when they are so small, the surrounding soil can smother the base and cause rot and make the plant take longer to settle in.

    Pete8 is also right in saying, if you move the plants a few times during growing season, you risk causing the plant to adapt again in its new surroundings. The other option if you don't have anymore plants. Try to lay a small layer of pebbles/gravel around its base area. This will stop excess wet getting to the young shoots and base leaves.

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