hen pruning – Simon urged, “the harder lavenders are pruned on the whole, the longer they will last”, as he demonstrated a certain ruthlessness with his secateurs. Many dry gardeners among us were interested that the great majority of Downderry’s lavenders are planted in little stony mounds of their own to prevent waterlogging – the death of lavenders. Follow this link to see Simon pruning.
Again, far too much to tell here. Downderry’s comprehensive website advises on lavenders particularly for the UK, including relative frost hardiness of species and cultivars for every situation.
A tip: Simon uses pure lavender oil on all cuts and bites for instant relief and speedy healing.
Juliet Walker 2014
Photo of Great Comp: Guy Cheeseman