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Lavender Angustifolia Dentata care

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Got carried away after the first lockdown and the first plants to appear in a supermarket when all was closed were some lovely standard trees of this lavender.
I used them as a hedge for a raised path and they're flourishing. The foliage has doubled in size which breaks up the fence and awful expanse of tarmac view from the house and I have hopes of them getting taller still if I can find a central point to extend the main stem.
My concern is that they might not survive the winter facing north and east.
While its labled Lavender Angustifolia Dentata the flowers are a normal lavender shape and the leaves a little thicker than what I'd expect.





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  • JustagardenerJustagardener Forumite
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    Were you expecting the butterfly top to the flower?
  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    It's still flowering Justagardener. As is the Hidcote and Old English. And still a few insects visiting.
    I'm not sure how tender this type of lavender is which is why I was asking. I could make 'bags' from garden fleece to pop over them if they need protecting.
    The other types of lavender are hardy but it was a mild winter and the garden is only 1yr old.

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  • JustagardenerJustagardener Forumite
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    Better safe than sorry, as you say, N&E facing is not ideal for less hardy plants. I would cover them if you have a real cold snap forecast.
    Out of interest, is the soil on the alkaline side where you are?
  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    Probably Justagardener. It's a garden that hasn't been used since built so theres a load of all sorts and depths not to mention digging up broken bricks and metal lumps.
    But I was chuffed to find that the soil is good once a bed made. There is a fair amount of sand in the front plus what I've put in for the mediterranian plants. That is grit and sand for the lavenders and that and some compost where it's solid clay by the paths. A real mix of whatever the builders threw down.
    It's been interesting if hard work.
    Although in the middle of Exmoor the soil tends to be neutral. Coastal towns and villages have good soil, possibily from ancient rivers As you get nearer the moorland hills it tends to a little acidity.

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