Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lavender Haircut

I've been eyeing the lavender hedge for a few weeks now, and decided today was a good day to put the other chores aside and give the hedge a haircut. The photo shows the new growth coming in (red circle) and the old growth (blue circle) above. Catching the lavender at the right stage, when the old growth is still high enough above the new growth, is key. With this mismatch in heights you can just shear off the top layer, letting the new growth continue on through.

In between shearing the lavender I also watered some of the newer plants along with the swath of Calandrinia along the off-ramp edge. Sometime soon we'll need to make a concentrated push to clean up the left bed, but not today!

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