We were given a pot plant lavender by a busybody lovely old dear who lives nearby recently, and it kind of got left on the side, then put outside for a bit. I think i should plant it in the ground out the front so she can see we've looked after it/appreciated it etc. but not sure if it will make it.
Do i just bung it in a hole and cross fingers? It's not looking overly healthy already, would i be better off buying a new one to plant and compost ditch the nearly dead one?
And if you have heavy clay soil, bung a bit of gravel or grit into the hole before you plant it. If the roots get cold and wet during the winter it may die publically and you will be shamed as a plant murderer.
Lavender plants hate to be wet, so make sure it doesn't get waterlogged in the ground, as someone else said, bung in some gravel or sand for drainage.
Cut back the flower spikes when it has finished flowering, but don't cut into the wood as it probably won't rejuvanate. Lavender has a certain life span before it starts to look woody at the bottom anyway, and once it goes like that there's nothing you can do.