Lavender dying

nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 394

I bought these plants about 2 weeks ago,they were both healthy and growing well.Now one of them has started dying in the middle,having treated them both the same I dont understand what could be going wrong,any suggestions?




  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Possibly too wet? Lavender likes a lot of drainage, usually 50% grit added to the soil mixture before planting.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    Agreed. Young lavender needs water to get established, particularly in hot weather, but the roots can't be allowed to remain wet. Not only very well-drained mix but a container with plenty of drainage holes.

  • nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 394

    Thanks,realised you are right I had the trough on top of a slanted wall thus one plant was lower than the other so the water drained to one end.Once again learnt by my mistakes.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    looks like its too wet in peat.Lavender likes things rather dry and also of late not too cold a climate.IT should be planted in good drained soil and although you need to water it until it is established it does not like wet roots.

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