Ive risked buying a couple of French lavender plants again - they look so lovely. However, in the past, they haven't been frost hardy, and I've list them. The label assures me these are, but I'm still left wondering if I would be as well planting them into pots rather than the ground so I can over winter in either the green house or protected spot? What do some of you think? I live in Yorkshire, but not out in the wilds! Be glad of any advice. They are Lavandula stoechas King B purple.
It's just starting to flower now.
What I have noticed with these slightly tender plants is that it helps if the soil has very good drainage. If the soil is very wet and there is a hard frost it causes more damage as there's more water to freeze.
In the end, I decided to place them into pots and sit them on a sunny border, but then just before the first frosts will move them to a sheltered position either in the green house or by the house wall covered with fleece. Probably the greenhouse if room. (It’s only a very small one.)
@amancalledgeorge ..George, I love your border there.. I didn't see it before...
Thanks for your reply.