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Hi folks, looking for advice and opinions on what to do with my lavender plants in the winter. They were grown from seed this year and two look like they are trying to flower. 
Should I be bringing them inside over winter or anything? 
Thanks 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,472
    I’ve just potted mine on in preparation for the winter, also grown from seeds in the spring. I will keep them in the greenhouse for winter. No heat, just protected. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lyn said:
    I’ve just potted mine on in preparation for the winter, also grown from seeds in the spring. I will keep them in the greenhouse for winter. No heat, just protected. 
    I am looking to put them all into the one long container soon enough. I don't have a greenhouse, would a Mini greenhouse do the job? 
    So they should survive the cold as long as they are covered? 

    Thanks 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,472
    Yes, I use plastic greenhouses as well, I think plastic is warmer than glass. Just make sure it’s tied down well so it doesn’t blow away. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • What I would do also, is nip out the longest shoots, just enough to one, remove any potential flower and, two, encourage the plants to 'chunk up' a tiny bit before winter.  Once we're into frost weather, keep watering to a minimum, or hardly at all. They're more likely to stand extreme cold if kept on the drier side. 
    H-C 
  • What I would do also, is nip out the longest shoots, just enough to one, remove any potential flower and, two, encourage the plants to 'chunk up' a tiny bit before winter.  Once we're into frost weather, keep watering to a minimum, or hardly at all. They're more likely to stand extreme cold if kept on the drier side. 
    H-C 
    When you say trim long shoots do you mean trim them down at the base or trim them so they are the same length as the other shoots?
  • Is it too late to plant lavender seeds? It’s still warm in London 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,472
    I would just nip the long shoots back to the bulk. I just pinched out the rest of the growing tips. Just a tiny bit.
    i wouldn’t sow seeds now, if you wait till the spring they will have a better chance to grow on before winter. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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