Need help to grow lavender :)
Lavender11 Posts: 4
Hello, I finally have a little garden where I can grow flowers. I am in love with flowers, specially lavender, but I don't have a clue about gardening. I received a little butterfly lavender as a present for my new flat. Any advices on how to let it grow? Should I leave it to grow in the pot? Thank you
It will thrive in the sunniest part of your garden in a free draining soil. They do not like to be over watered or fed. I personally wouldn't leave in the pot unless it is a big one? Also if possible put gravel around it so it doesn't get wet and soggy. Last thing! Cut the whole flower stalk off when flower has finished
I'm no expert and sure there is proper way to explain but I would just try digging a hole and if soil nice and loose then in it would go!
I am no expert but with you saying it is a butterfly lavender could it be the less hardy stoechas variety?If it is will need a little protection in winter. It needs full sun if possible and well drained soil, I would suggest that you dig a hole fill to the brim with water and it should go down failrly quickly. If it doesn't dig a bigger hole and put loads of gravel in bottom then some good top soil After flowering cut flower stem to the base and tidy the leaves up to get good shape and it will grow and smell beautiful. I would suggest Lavender Hidcote and Munstead good hardy smelly lavenders Good Luck