The Three Little Twigs

Three weeks after being snipped from their parent plant, some Lavender cuttings have successfully begun to grow.

About three weeks ago whilst tidying up the garden, I snipped three little shoots off the old Lavender ‘French’ plant in a hope to take cuttings.

The three French Lavender cuttings.

In the summer of 2011, the bees loved this plant, so I thought that I would give these cuttings a try. In previous attempts, they’ve dried up and quickly died.

This afternoon I checked on them and I can see clear signs that they are alive and well – given away by the appearance of some more vivid green bits.

They’ll need potting up and lots more care, and it will be a long time before they can rival their parent plant, but this is certainly in the right direction.