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By Alextb

London, England Eng

I have an English Lavender which looks very healthy and bushy. Does it need to be pruned to produce healthy blooms next year, and if so, when and where does it need to be cut back to?

All advice welcome

Thanks in advance



lightly trim the old flower stalks back do not cut into the old wood as it will probably die ! i would wait till later in the year

27 Dec, 2010


do you have an idea when I should think about pruning it?

29 Dec, 2010


Lavendar should be pruned after flowering in July/ish time. The idea being that you gather the flowers for the nice scent, I put mine in the wardrobe in a paper bag. However, to tidy it up this year just trim off the old flower stalks as Pauchy says.

29 Dec, 2010


O.K, thanks for the advice

29 Dec, 2010


Clip over twice a year, taking about an inch of the foliage with the spent flower stems - this usually needs doing around end of May or June, and again in about August, early September. If you haven't done it this year, then you will need to clip it a bit in Spring, but wait till April, when its properly warmer.

29 Dec, 2010

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