DELIVERY INFO: Due to the high volume of orders this year we currently expect to deliver new orders for plants & veg patches in mid/late May. Please see FAQs for further info.
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A beautiful, fragrant herb
Lavender is an easy to grow, evergreen shrub that produces masses of beautifully scented lavender coloured flowers above green foliage. Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body.
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Number of plants: 3
Variety: Hidcote (organic*)
Great for protecting your tomatoes, chillies and aubergines!
Can be grown in: Pots or containers, anywhere really as long as it has good drainage.
In the Kitchen: Lavender adds wonderful flavour to sweet delights such as syllabub, panna cotta, homemade ice-cream, cakes or shortbread biscuits.
Delivery: Late August to October. These plants will arrive in 9cm pots.
Full sunshine and well drained, sandy soil are the things that lavender needs.
Can be grown in....
Anywhere as long as it has good drainage…containers work well as you can bring them in when it’s wet weather.
How far apart?
50cm apart or one plant to a pot.
When your herb plants arrive....
Your baby plants will arrive carefully packed in straw. They may look a little tired from their travels. This is quite normal but, as soon as possible, carefully unpack them all.
Then, stand them upright. The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water. Now they are ready to plant.
This herb plant is a perennial
This means that it will come back year after year.
Looking after your plants....
Lavender is a Mediterranean plant so here in the UK we need to try and recreate this climate to get the best results.
Cut back regularly
A little trim every so often during spring and summer will keep your lavender looking good.
Lavender prefers dry conditions so be careful not to overwater.
Cut back in autumn
Cutting your lavender plant back to half its size in the autumn will give it a better chance the following year.
They're ready to harvest when....
Pick off the more tender leaves as and when you want to cook with them. Or, cut whole stems and tie in a bunch to dry them (hang them upside down for a few weeks)
Annual – a plant that completes its entire lifecycle in one year
Perennial – a plant that “dies” down at the end of the season, but comes back to life again year after year
Biennial – a plant that takes 2 years to complete its lifecycle before dying
Lavender is not very popularly used in cooking in this country, but it has one or two uses that you should definitely give a go if you have a sweet tooth…try it with:
When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late April through to July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.
You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.