There are a myriad of reasons to include a gorgeous lavender plant in your garden. Not only do they have beautiful evergreen foliage coupled with fantastic blooms, but they also release the most wonderful fragrance and they are delightfully hardy! Even the least green fingered of us can usually make a success of lavender if you follow a few
Published Date: 12th April 2013
Category: Gardening with Lavender, General
Tags: pruning lavender
Those of you who live other than in the UK must forgive this one, but I can only write based on my local experience. This post is about what types of lavender you are likely to come across in the UK and some of their pros and cons for our UK climate.
The first one to start with of course is the favourite “English” lavender, as we
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
I’ve previously written about my favourite lavender here in our Jersey Lavender gardens, but since there are so many I have to mention another – and I know there will be more.
If you are looking for something unusual for the garden then Lavandula x christiana, otherwise called feathered lavender, is one for you. It really is a
I’m often asked if I have a favourite lavender plant. There is a rather bewildering range – the traditional and popular “English” lavenders in colours from white (Arctic Snow), purple (Hidcote, Imperial Gem, Elizabeth), pink (Rosea, Miss Katherine) to lilac (Melissa Lilac) and then to the pretty “French”