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Butterfly Lavander spreading out

Hello, I am in the south west France.  I have a butterfly Lavender that has kind of flattened and spread since last summer.  Not sure why or how to prune or remedy that ?  Any ideas?  I'll post a pic, hopefully you see what I mean :) .... Merci !



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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,855
    I would say there’s nothing can be done with that, I would buy another if it were mine. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • That is so annoying after it having been there for a few years !  But Thank you :)  Its become very woody as well.  Wasn't sure if I could cut it all back and hope for the best !

    Lyn said:
    I would say there’s nothing can be done with that, I would buy another if it were mine. 

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,027
    I would cut it all back, but be prepared to get another one.  It probably won't grow back but it's worth a try.
    Another approach would be to leave the part that has the new shoots growing for a little while until the new shoots get a bit longer, then take some cuttings, and then cut back the old woody branches.
  • Thank you both !  I guess, with nothing to lose, I'll cut it back and see what happens !

    JennyJ said:
    I would cut it all back, but be prepared to get another one.  It probably won't grow back but it's worth a try.
    Another approach would be to leave the part that has the new shoots growing for a little while until the new shoots get a bit longer, then take some cuttings, and then cut back the old woody branches.

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