Re: Lavender Plant not flowering

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Posted by quiltguy on December 26, 2002 at 13:01:56:

In Reply to: Re: Lavender Plant not flowering posted by Newt on December 03, 2002 at 21:08:54:

: : I have two year-old lavenders I put at the balcony with lots of sunlight. They are growing fine until I prune them back a little after the first blooms, the plant continue to grow new leaves and smells great but no flower. Some of the leaves will dry off and new ones would grow. So far I have three miserable premature blooms that is quarter of an inch. It is spring time now in Australia, weather is great and I water them twice a week. I use ordinary potting mix Is it the mix? There's also a constant problem with one stubborn moth which like to lay eggs on my lavender. Thus I have to watch out for caterpillars every day, just one or two and under control. What can I do to get my lavender to bloom? Please help!


: Hi Mel_

: You might try reading this conversation where they talk about keeping them dry at certain times. Also, maybe getting them to rebloom is just not going to happen.

: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/herbs/msg0809491420092.html?7

: Good luck,
: Newt
didn't think anything bothered lavender, although one year i did have spittlebugs, which were easily enough hosed off. lavender puts out an awful lot of flowers, i imagine they need a good dose of fertilizer, and maybe a little lime. don't overprune. i get 3 cuttings per year from mine, and it is 10yrs old. it can't be lack of sun where you are. enough water? perhaqps the soil is too heavy, the books say lavender likes a sandy soil. hope this helps. good luck and enjoy

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