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My Daughter gave my wife a Lavender Tree for Mothers Day. (from Tesco) She wants to plant it in the front North Facing garden. Will this be OK. It only gets the sun late afternoon and early evening.




  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,822

    Hi Nick. Lavender is a sun lover and would not really like being in a North facing garden. would there be any room in the back garden?

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  • Not sure, i will have to check with the boss(Wife)

    Thanks for the reply. I am new to gardening and don't have much of a clue!

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,822

    You're most welcome Nick.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird is right: Lavender needs loads of sun. If you have a north facing front garden, do you maybe have space for it in the southern back garden? It'll love it there.

  • PS: there are loads of lovely shrubs, even flowering and scented, that'll love being in the north facing front garden, by the way, in case you wanted to find one to put by the front door - not encouraging you to get more plants or anything...honest...image

    - Daphne (the smaller alpine ones can grow in pots - I have one - but the larger species like to be in the ground). Most types will not mind shade and some don't even mind cold, but they do need free draining sites. Flower in Winter.

    - Sarcococca: lovely evergreen shrubs that produce loads of tiny, highly scented flowers in Winter, turning to berries later on.

    There are also some north facing clematises types and roses.

    Now you just have to work on the Boss image

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