Lavender Plants

Lavender and Hibiscus

Anonymous added on May 29, 2014 | Answered

I have a very large lavender bush which is now out of control. It has the main stem and lots of stems coming off it. The bush is full of flowers and some of the stems on the outside of the bush are trailing on the ground. The bush is not leggy and weak but grows and flowers strongly. What is the best way of cutting this back, as I do not want to lose the plant? I also have an indoor hibiscus which I have had for a couple of years. It has produced beautiful large red flowers - which take over a week to bloom - but these only appear at the top of the plant. The plant has 2 stems (hardwood and 1 stem is divided in 2) about 12" tall. The top of each stem has leaves on and there are leaves appearing very slowly up the stems. There are also a few leaves at the bottom of one of the stems. Is there anything I can do to help it along to get more leaves and flowers? Can it be cut down or repotted? Presently in an 11.5cm pot.

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