Is my Lavender dying

Hi

I have a French Lavender plant and its been looking great, but lately since it has flowered it is looking slightly limp.  Looking at the plant the centre is looking as though it is dying and black. I did think of cutting it back but not sure what to do.

Does anyone know what I should do.

regards

Chris

 

 

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    It is not as tough as English lavender-you can cut it back- but not into old wood- and at the same time take cuttings- they root dead easy.

    That way you will not lose anything

  • daituomdaituom Posts: 83

    I agree with Geoff, take cuttings. Expect the worse, but hope for the best.lolimage

  • Definitely don't cut back into the old wood. First one I had was wonderful then someone told me to cut it back so it wouldn't grow straggly. I cut it back hard and lost it. Been a lot more careful with them since then

  • havadayoffhavadayoff Posts: 68

    Does anybody know what causes cuckoo spit as it keeps appearing on my lavender is there a way of getting rid of it

     

  • They're Froghopper nymphs

  • Chris9Chris9 Posts: 93

    thanks for the advice, I have taken cuttings of the Lavender so will cut back the lavender.  I have English lavender bought at BQ which seems to be the same so will take cuttings of this one also, I think perhaps I should have check the plant before I bought them.

    Once again thanks for the replies.

    Regards

    Chris 

     

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647
    NEWBY2012 wrote (see)

    Does anybody know what causes cuckoo spit as it keeps appearing on my lavender is there a way of getting rid of it

     

    Quickest way to get rid of it is either by hand or with a blast from the hose.

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