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Lavender plants are very popular, they are fairly easy to grow and look great in any garden. This quick guide to growing lavender plants will help you to be successful in growing lavender of all varieties.
Lavender will thrive in full sun, the more light this plant gets the better. The plant will flower more in full sun than in shade and will also have more enriched coloring.
Lavender does not appreciate wet feet. Make sure you plant it in free draining dry soil. A sandy soil is best. If your soil is clay and very wet, mix in some sand and pumice stone to help with drainage. Adding compost to the soil will also help to condition the soil and give your plant the best start.
Lavender plants grow pretty quick. As a result, we end up with a woody structure to the plant. If left untrimmed, this will soon start to die off and you will end up with a very stretched woody looking plant. To get the best structure, trim at least twice a year. As a result, your plant have a good structure and always have that fresh look.
Feed with a balanced fertiliser, this will help the lavender plant to flourish. Apply fertiliser in the spring and then again in the autumn.
Lavender plants are versatile. They make great container plants, can be used for hedging and also make impressive topiary plants. The uses for lavender plants are almost endless. Another great use for lavender plants is to harvest the blooms and dry them out. Hang it in the wardrobe and prevent your clothes being eaten by moths!
Whatever you intend on doing with your lavender plant, I hope my quick guide has been of use to you. Feel free to comment below and let me know what you have done with your lavender plant.