Planting: All year round
Soil: Acid or alkaline – but it must be well-draining. Lavender will not tolerate being waterlogged. The suggestion is to dig a hole a spades depth, fill with water & time how long it drains; should it take 20 minutes or more, the site may be unsuitable for Lavender.
Location: The sunnier the better
Pruning: After flowering – avoid cutting too far down into old wood. Cutting flower stems just after the flowers have gone past their best will encourage a new flush of blooms – this is not actually dead-heading as it needs to be done as described
Feeding: Top dress with a standard fertilizer in late spring or early summer
NB: These are general guidelines but some varieties may have slightly different preferences – please check the individual variety pages.