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Strictly Lavender Essential Oil

Posted on Monday, 29 April

World renowned for its aroma-therapeutic properties, Lavender essential oil can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Mild and relaxing for all age ranges and genders. Take a look at this excellent infographic to explore its true beauty.

Lavender: Plant of the Month for April

Lavender: Plant of the Month for April

Posted on Saturday, 27 April

Lavender has been named plant of the month for April by the Horticultural Trades Association. “Considered a romantic flower that most gardeners get the urge to plant in their garden sooner or later. It can add real value to a garden in many ways with its shades of blue flowers and silver leaved backdrop, its scents and the fact that it attracts all sorts of insects and butterflies.” Which leads us to endorse two particular varieties as mentioned by the HTA – “Hidcote and “Munstead” are two of the hardiest and most often planted cultivars of lavender,” perfect for your… read more »

Move Lavender, Don't Split Lavender

Move Lavender, Don’t Split Lavender

Posted on Thursday, 25 April

A great explanation in the Seattle Times answering such a prominent question about moving Lavender, and why splitting this woody shrub will only result in its death. We agree on all counts, especially their assessment on “two outstanding dwarf English lavenders are Lavandula angustifolia ‘Thumbelina Leigh,’ with dark blue flowers and blue-green foliage, and Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote,’ featuring unbelievably fragrant navy-purple wands, and highly ornamental silver leaves.” When placed in the right garden setting, they offer amazing colour, aroma and habitat.

Lavender Fragrances: 6 Major Benefits Everyone Can Enjoy

Lavender Fragrances: 6 Major Benefits Everyone Can Enjoy

Posted on Friday, 12 April

Whilst the benefits of lavender essential oils are well known for aiding anxiety and insomnia, there are significant benefits too that can be enjoyed by all those who enter your home or office. Lavender fragrances provide a clean and uninterupted aroma around the home which can benefit you, your family or your colleagues in so many ways. These include: Reducing anxiety and agitation. Relaxing muscles and providing pain relief. Medically proven for insomnia and depression. Calming effect for work efficiency and concentration. Lowers blood pressure and the risk of cancer. Provides strong anti-bacterial properties. There are many more besides these… read more »

Top Performing Perennials

Top Performing Perennials

Posted on Tuesday, 9 April

Considering the recent weather, it is a wise choice to have a healthy and hearty selection of perennials in your garden. We have a wide variety of the most stunning perennials available today and think it such a worthy investment to truly bring your garden to life, all year round. With that, take a look at this article over at EnglishGardens.com – Perennials: A Garden’s Top Performers. It provides an excellent overview and list of the best perennials to plant in your garden, whether that’s in the sun, shade or partial shade. An excellent read. “For continuous interest in the… read more »

Wedding Day Bliss with a Lavender Infusion

Wedding Day Bliss with a Lavender Infusion

Posted on Monday, 8 April

For all those looking to create the perfect wedding setting in the coming months. Here is a wonderful article over at Bridal Guide that shares in the splendour of choosing lavender on your wedding day… Trend We Love: Lavender-Infused Weddings “Lavender is one of our favorite things to see in weddings these days, especially with the popularity of outdoor rustic and green weddings. Carrying lavender on your big day was once thought to ensure a long, happy marriage. The bloom also symbolizes love and loyalty, making it a perfect choice for weddings.” We tend to agree, but we’d love to… read more »

Perennials: In This Weather, More Important Than Ever!

Perennials: In This Weather, More Important Than Ever!

Posted on Thursday, 4 April

Nobody needs to be reminded of the weather this past month, certainly not gardening enthusiasts eager to get out there and get started on what we hope will be a wonderful (warm!) Spring and Summer. But with temperatures dipping and diving so infuriatingly it is the perfect opportunity to keep in mind how invaluable quality perennials are to your garden. Prized for both flowering and foliage even after harsh seasons, we take pride in providing the best selection of perennial plants for any type of garden setting. With a minimum lifespan of two years it is always wise to have… read more »

What is the Best Type of Lavender to Grow in an English Garden

What is the Best Type of Lavender to Grow in an English Garden

Posted on Wednesday, 3 April

There are actually thirty nine species of Lavendula (the botanical name for lavender) and altogether approximately four hundred varieties around the world. Many people assume that lavender is a French plant however it is found in a multitude of places. When looking for the ideal type of lavender to grow in an English garden it is first important to know a little about the lavender plant, what it likes and what it doesn’t. European lavender plants such as the hardy English lavender or the Spanish lavender plant are usually coloured with the distinctive purple/blue hue that lavender is well known… read more »