Growing Calendar for Lavender Plants - French Purple
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Ever-popular French Lavender is not only beautiful with its striking upright purple bracts, but it's easy to grow, smells fantastic and will bring bees and butterflies to your garden too. The flowers look lovely both in the garden and indoors, making an unusual addition to a country bouquet!
French Lavenders have a denser, stockier habit than traditional varieties like Hidcote or Munstead. The flower stems are thicker and shorter, meaning the flowers sit just above the foliage. Fantastic for forming a denser hedging or for a neater, more formal look.
Why Buy Lavenders?
There's nothing like Lavender for adding traditional cottage-charm to a garden. Lavenders are not only beautifully scented and elegant, but they're adored by bees and butterflies too - you'll find them on the RHS Perfect for Pollinators list.
What's more, they're drought tolerant and very easy to look after too. Lavender plants are virtually maintenance free, only requiring a quick prune in the autumn after the flowers have faded and light dead-heading throughout the summer to encourage more flowers. It's easy to do, just snip off the new growth and flower stems with secateurs, leaving the evergreen foliage in tact.
Young plants need water to grow good roots, but once they're established they barely need any water - perfect if you live in a hose-pipe ban area.
The seedlings seemed to be packaged well and appeared to be good plants. But due to their long delivery time only four have survived out of the fifteen I bought as they were left in their box whilst I was away for a couple of days. An expensive mistake to order then a few weeks before going away!
One of the five plants has died after potting on
Perennial plants are the mainstay of the flower garden; many will flower all summer, becoming dormant in autumn to reappear in spring. Perennials tend to be non-fussy plants and are easy to look after - they just need the old stems cutting back in late autumn, which helps to promote new stems and vigorous growth the following spring, getting bigger and better every year!
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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Herbaceous Perennials are an important part of any mixed planting scheme.
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We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days