Lavender

Lavender

£5.99

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.

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.

Ready to harvest: March to October

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

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.

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.


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Cut back regularly

A little trim every so often during spring and summer will keep your lavender looking good.

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Watering them

Lavender prefers dry conditions so be careful not to overwater.

 

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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.

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Great with...

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:

  • Shortbread
  • Ice cream
  • Sponge cake

When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late August through to October, 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.