PRUNING ENGLISH LAVENDER

PRUNING ENGLISH LAVENDER

As we come into late-August and your lavender flowers are beginning to fade, it’s time to start thinking about pruning to prevent a leggy plant next year.

English lavender benefits from a fairly hard prune at this time of year by cutting back the stems by around two thirds to form a more compact shape. Don’t cut it back completely – make sure you can still see some of the new green growth.

Use clean secateurs and remove the offcuts.