family needs at least half
a day of full sun
and a well drained soil
that is not too acidic.
You can buy lavender plants
for May delivery here.
It is essential that your lavender plants
don't get "wet feet" in winter - they hate it. They will thrive in poor, sandy soil, they are happy
by the sea and in other windy places and lavender does very well on chalk.
- Poor soil is good, do not enrich it too much, just a bit to help the plants take root.
- Drainage is your first consideration when planting a lavender hedge, as this shrub hates soggy soils.
- Clay soils can be made lighter with a couple of years of digging with manure and lime.
Most of England is quite soggy, so you can do two things to improve it for lavender:
- Double digging the area with manure to improve drainage and raise the soil.
- Building a ridge for a hedge or mounds for single plants.
Plant your lavender into the top of the ridge, which can be about 30 cms wide and 15 cms high .
Drainage immediately around the roots will be excellent and the raised plants will benefit from the air flow.
Lavender arrives as quite small plants.
It grows vigorously, so leave a little space between plants: 3-4 plants per metre in a row.
Given a couple of years, 3 per metre will give you a lovely thick hedge that will reach 60-80
The best months to plant are May and June because the soil is warming up.
We Guarantee our plants, so we only deliver
Lavender from late May onwards.