Nov 26, Pruning. Take a bunch of shoots in your hands, then cut back at least two-thirds of the length with a good pair of pruning shears.
Cut a few nodes above the woody base of the bush, but never prune too close to the bottom because they may not grow back. stumpcutting.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Aug 31, How to Prune Lavender. When pruning lavender, it’s important to start out with a sharp, clean set of pruning shears. Wipe down the blades of your pruning shears with rubbing alcohol or bleach to make sure all bacteria and potentially harmful germs are removed from the blades. The next step for trimming lavender is to prune one-third of the plant.
Sep 28, If you don’t want your lavender bush to start looking tatty with dried off, brown heads, trim off the heads. You can use your secateurs to cut each head off just below two side stems of leaves. Jan 18, Spread them out on paper out of direct light for a few weeks, then fill small bags with the lavender flowers and use them to repel moths while sweetly scenting your clothes.
French lavender (Lavandula dentata), flowers for most of the year so it can be hard to choose the best time to prune. It can also be pruned now, just cut back about 25% all over, but I would. Feb 28, Step-by-step lavender pruning. 1. Look for wood. Find the woody base of your lavender plant - that's the spot where soft green growth meets woody stem. 2. Prune the soft growth. Follow the stem 2 to 3 inches up from the woody part of the stem that's marked on the illustration and remove the rest. 3.
Jun 21, Light pruning is best after the first harvest, followed by a heavier one during summer or fall. Use secateurs for a single plant and a hedge trimmer if you have many. Prune one-third to one-half of each shrub back after the peak of flowering. Prune all the way down into the woody stems. Trial garden manager Lindsay shows you how to keep lavender plants in shape, so they are reinvigorated, pushing new growth, and stay balanced and beautiful.