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Lavender Hidcote

Posted on Monday, 27 September

Lavender Hidcote Hidcote is the quintessential English lavender which is a long established favourite in gardens around the country. A dwarf variety it will reach around 45cm (18 inches) in height and spread. Deep purple flowers on short stems protrude from grey-green leaves during the summer months. Exceptionally popular for hedging, plant around 30 – 45cm (1 foot to 18 inches) apart. It is an ideal plant to edge around a vegetable patch as it will attract bees in their hundreds and so aid the pollination of crops. Picture to follow…

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Pruning Lavender

Posted on Wednesday, 22 September

Pruning Lavender All Lavenders need to be cut back. We recommend that you cut your lavender back around September time ( between 10:00am – 11:00am on September 15th!) once flowering has finished. If you have stoechas lavender (French, with the butterfly flower heads) cut back around half the green growth in March. It isn’t just dead-heading your lavender. You want to prune past the flower stem, down to around half an inch above the hard wood. This will encourage new growth in the Spring from the bottom of the plant. The shape you have created makes a neat mound and… read more »

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Save money on Lavender Oil

Posted on Wednesday, 1 September

Lavender Essential Oil is such a versatile oil that it can be used for pretty much anything. Having trouble sleeping? Then try rubbing some oil onto the soles of your feet before you go to bed. It does work! Have you just burnt yourself in the kitchen? After cooling the burn under cold water, apply some lavender oil and the affected area will heal very quickly and will not leave a scar. We currently have Lavender Oil on offer for only