Lavender gravel?

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casper

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Lavender gravel?
« on: March 16, 2012, 07:38 »
Hi, I am going to put my lavender seedlings in pots tonight. They still look a bit fragile but the tray they are in is not doing the job so need to get them out. Would anybody recommend if I should put them in part gravel and compost or all compost at this still early phase? Ta :)




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Trillium

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Re: Lavender gravel?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 14:19 »
Compost is a bit rich for lavendar, which prefers things poor and dry. So definitely mix in some gravel or perlite or vermiculite with the compost. Sand will also do.

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Re: Lavender gravel?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 08:22 »
Oh thanks for that Trillium, will pop and get some today  :)

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Re: Lavender gravel?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 11:20 »
Top dressing them with gravel will help too... only about one layer of stones deep right now of course as they are so small
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Re: Lavender gravel?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 16:41 »
Totally forgot to purchase the gravel and was desperate to get them out of the trays, unfortunately repotted them in more compost, i used the bottom of the bag so it was a bit rough to say the least and I am sure there was some body hair in there too  :lol: I am not sure about these leavender plants though verrrry little and have taken ages to been tiny little things. Are Lavender slow to grow after germination? I havent a clue :unsure:Hope you can help thanks  :)

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Re: Lavender gravel?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 18:38 »
They do seem to stay very small for ages, but don't worry, as soon as conditions warm up, tey will begin to grow more quickly  :D

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Re: Lavender gravel?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 21:21 »
Rrr thank :) you, they look healthy and they got a sunbathe today so fingers crossed thanks



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