Lavender recovery

Just over a month ago (I think) I decided to rescue my Lavender bush. It was only small, planted last year in the middle of the flowerbed. This year I’d been waiting to see it growing, but no sign of it, and in the end I waded in and found it was drowned underneath everything else and looked pretty much dead. So I dug it up and put it in a pot with some nice compost and hoped I might be able to bring it back. You may have seen it in pictures of my wildflowers growing in their troughs e.g. Gardening.

This is how it looked on 15th June:

I had nearly given up but just over the last few days it’s really got going again ๐Ÿ™‚

Here it is yesterday:


A lovely couple of spikes of new green growth! Most of it is dried up and appears dead but just this one bit is green. I’m quite pleased with myself that it didn’t die ๐Ÿ™‚


By Suzy Shipman

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  1. That is lucky and encouraging…we have often tried to recover Lavender that for one reason or another has seem better days but sadly it has usually turned out to be a lost cause. Might try again.


    1. Yes definitely lucky – I don’t think I have any kind of green fingers! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you can recover yours


  2. Those green shoots are looking very promising ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hacked back my old lavender plant quite substantially last winter as it had become a bit woody and straggly and it has grown back strongly now with lots of new greenery and some flowers too. I generated a couple of new lavender plants from cuttings this Spring. This was my ‘insurance policy’ in case my old plant didn’t pull through too well … now I’ve got even more lavender plants for the bees!


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