1st August 2013
Here are some bushes that needed some serious pruning. You can see flowering was over and so this was a good time to do it, a few months ago. The old theory used to be to prune in a ball shape but now the current thinking is to prune flat across the top. Do not prune in Winter, I always do mine in late Summer .....
Take a third to a half off the top of your bush. This is my Lavender Lad, my right hand mad, Andrew. He is just a pleasure to have around, always smiling and laughing and nothing is too much effort for him at all.
You can see we use electric blades but this is not essentail. You can use manual clippers. Do not cut too far into the thick wood.
All these clipping you can use to make wreaths, pot pourri, sachets etc etc - dont throw them away! You can also dry them and throw these sticks onto your fire for a quick burst of fragrance!
Heres the finished product, ready for Spring and some beautiful fresh new flowers!
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