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Planting a lavender hedge

I have planted a section of lavender hedging with 5 litre hidcote plants. I now need to plant the second section but am struggling to find the right size plants to match. I can find 5l hidcotes but instead of a single plug they are made up of 3 plugs growing together. Is this a good option and equivalent to a single 5l or is it better to just buy smaller individual plants and wait for them to catch up with the first section? Help please!


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,676
    I think I would choose to plant individual plants. 3 plugs would struggle as they grow bigger. Have you tried everywhere near you for the right size? I have grown a lavender hedge before and the plants eventually end up the same size, but for the next year or two they will be different sizes.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,116
    Hidcote makes a good lavender hedge and I agree the smaller plants will catch up but you do need to separate them if you buy the ones with 3 in a pot.  You could pot them on and coddle them so they catch up a bit before being planted out.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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