• Lavender is best grown from semi-ripe cuttings taken in late summer or autumn. Cuttings may also be struck successfully at any time except during the months of deep winter.


  • Select shoots from the current season’s growth that are fairly woody at the base but soft at the tip. They should be about 12 cm long; pinch out the soft tip, remove the lowest leaves and trim cleanly just below a node.


  • Dip the base of each cutting in a growth hormone powder and sink into riversand or vermiculite with a dibber. Place in a cool spot, bright but not sunlit and keep damp, but not wet.


  • Check regularly and after about three weeks, begin watering once a fortnight with a weak solution of 2:3:2. Once well established, pot up individually in a free-draining.