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Question

I have just potted two lavender plants and they seem to be dying - they are going brown. We used a large pot as recommended by the shop, we've added a few bits of crockery to cover the hole in the pot and help drainage as recommended, we added some potting compost and we water it regularly - but still the plant looks like its dying.
Please help.


The Green Chronicle replies...

Hi,
have you over-watered the lavender do you think? Lavender needs free draining and light soil to prosper. You might try re-potting in a sandier or grittier potting mix. This is the perfect time of year to take a few semi-ripe cuttings to propagate some new plants - just in case.

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