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Re: Jesse's lavender

I grow most of mine in chimney flue liners and still lost a couple this
year after that 22" of rain in June. HCG says the 'England' lavender is
the most heat tolerant. may have to try a few as replacements.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: pdickson
Sent: 8/24/2004 9:45:04 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Jesse's lavender

> Jesse,
> We had a wonderful speaker once that told us to put several scoops of gravel
> in the bottom of the hole when you plant lavender.  I think it is making a
> big difference in my lavender plants.  I think this allows the roots to NOT
> sit in water for long.
> Hope that helps.  I planted 3 new "Provance" lavenders this year that I got
> at the Sand Springs Herb Festival. They have done wonderful in one year!
>  She  also recommended "Hidcote" and " Munstead" as being good for our
> climate.  I planted those right away and they are doing fantastic.
> Tricia
> I had to replace my Grosso Lavenders because we had so much rain this
> > summer they died. And they are in a RAISED bed that drains well...so you
> > can imagine how much rain it takes to wipe out my lavenders.
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