Limp lavender

I picked a beautiful day to use some annual leave! I’m writing from the garden, in the glorious sunshine and my weather app on my phone says it’s currently 22°C, though it feels a lot warmer than that! And yes, mother, I am wearing sun cream.

Speaking of my mother, she gave me a tiny lavender plant recently. I don’t know what I’m doing with it! I have a much larger French lavender in which is doing well, it was donated by a friend looking a bit sad but I dead headed it and gave it some plant food and it is coming on lovely, flowering and lots of new growth. A minor success so far, but I would be reluctant to attribute its current state of not-being-dead to anything I’ve done in particular. I’m sure anyone who knows me would agree.

This new addition though, it’s far too delicate for a known plant murderer such as myself. The tips of the leaves have already browned.

I’m starting to wonder whether an empty Muller yogurt pot with holes poked in the bottom is the best environment for a plant (but I didn’t put it in there, and what do I know?)

babylavender

I think it might be overwatered? Not usually the issue with my plants to be honest, usually they are found crying out for moisture.

Any advice from more accomplished plant mothers (or fathers) is always appreciated!

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2 thoughts on “Limp lavender”

  1. Looks like too much water and add some stones to the soil so it drains faster. A coating of stones on the surface will also help keep leaves drier because air will circulate faster. Hope it recovers!

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