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Lavender bush has gone wild

I have a large lavender bush which gets cut back after flowering each year. This year it has gone wild and is taking over much of the front garden top tier. Is it possible to divide the bush. I dont want to lose it and the bees absolutely love it. Any suggestions welcome 

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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,392
    Hello Anna :)
    I think it's generally considered that you can't divide lavender plants. I would be more inclined to take cuttings as insurance.
    https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-take-lavender-cuttings/

    I'm assuming that it's an English lavender as opposed to French (the "bunny ears" type).
    Do you know which variety it is ?
  • Thanks AnniD for your response.
    I had a feeling they couldn't be divided. The lavender is about 12 years old and I think its the munstead variety (its an English lavender the French ones don't seem to do so well in our garden).I will take some cuttings and hopefully they will take to replace the big over grown bush
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,629
    If your cuttings don't take, a new young plant wouldn't be expensive.
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