Category Archives: Lavender Tips

07
Feb

Lavender vs. Lavandin

Over the years I’ve come across all sorts of unjustified statements comparing these two species of lavender – Lavandula angustifolia (sometimes called “English” or “true” lavender) and Lavandula x intermedia (conveniently shortened to lavandin). Continue reading

Published Date: 7th February 2017
Category: Gardening with Lavender, General, Lavender Tips, lavender book
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19
Oct

What’s The Difference Between Lavender And Lavandin?

There are thought to be 35 different species of lavender (all from the genus lavandula).Here on the Jersey Lavender Farm we grow 2 of them, lavandula angustifolia (often known as English Lavender) and lavandula x intermedia (Lavandin or hybrid lavender). There are numerous varieties of both English Lavender (such as Hidcote, Munstead, Peter

Published Date: 19th October 2016
Category: Lavender Farm, Lavender Oil, Lavender Products, Lavender Tips

12
Oct

How To Spot A Fake Essential Oil

Unfortunately, as with so many things in life these days, you don’t always get what you pay for. The trade in counterfeit goods is growing at an alarming rate and in 2012 in Europe alone almost 40 million products were detained by EU customs with an estimated value of c. €1bn – and these were only the ones that were caught. Fakers will

Published Date: 12th October 2016
Category: Eucalyptus, Lavender Oil, Lavender Products, Lavender Tips, Rosemary Oil

28
Sep

How To Use Your Dried Lavender

The nights are beginning to draw in and there is a definite nip in the air in the mornings. Yes, it’s just beginning to look like autumn. Autumn is one of our very favourite seasons here on the Jersey Lavender Farm, after the hectic harvest season is over, we can get down to the business of using our freshly-dried lavender and starting to use

Published Date: 28th September 2016
Category: General, Lavender Farm, Lavender Products, Lavender Tips

13
Jun

Lavender – Your Garden’s Companion

There are many reasons to plant a lovely lavender bush or two in your garden, not only will it’s gorgeous purple colour look amazing, it fragrance will scent your garden and you will be able to gather a bounty of gorgeous lavender to use in both your culinary endeavours and your home craft projects. However lavender can also be good for your

Published Date: 13th June 2016
Category: General, Lavender Tips