|Lavandula angustifolia over lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis).|
I thought I might take advantage of my time indoors to start a series of posts on all of the tasks that need to be done this fall. And I feel a little better remembering that I did do one already: transplanting my lavender.
|Driveway Garden: the mature lavender to the left, new one going to the right|
One of my best ideas is to move the lavender getting squashed by our old rose bush, allowing it some room and echoing the mature one across the sidewalk... Which brings me to sharing how I have successfully learned to grow lavender in our wet, freezing Pennsylvania climate.
|The squashed lavender|
So let's get to the planting. Our main goal is adding drainage.
|The new hole|
|Gravel and sand for the lavender's planting hole.|
|Gravel and sand in the hole.|
|Digging out the Lavender angustifolia for transplanting.|
I usually cut in several spots around a plant before lifting it out of its hole. It may work to use your shovel, but some root balls hold together better if you get in there with your hands (gloves please!).
|Plant the crown of the lavender plant on a slight mound.|
|Leaning tower of lavendula.|
|Transplanted Lavender angustifolia, upright. |
|Driveway Garden in June 2010|
|Lavandula angustifolia with a mini lily in June 2011.|
Task #2... thinning the seedlings coming up.