Lavender is one of the most useful plants you can grow in your garden
The pretty violet flower spikes can be dried to make aromatic arrangements or pot pourri. They are high on aroma and have great strong coloured flowers. Did you know lavender can be used in aromatherapy for relaxation and it's healing properties or simply left to grow in the garden where it will repel pests from nearby shrubs and roses.With these lavender plants you can easily recreate the French Provence in your own garden! Plant the Lavender in large groups togehtehr for best results.
French Lavender or English Lavender?
Lavender plants come in different varieties, we stock the French variety Stoechas, and 2 English varieties Munstead and Hidcote.
How to Care for a Lavender Hedge
Lavender makes a good Hedge with a height of up to 60cm. Make a trench of 30 cm deep and 20 cm wide, fill this up with a mix of potting compost and coarse sand. Plant the lavender plants with a spacing of 15cm (7 plants on a meter). Give lavender in early spring a dung with a organic fertiliser pellets and during May and July a compound fertiliser.
Important: as soon as the flowers fade into a gray blue trim down the flowerstalks to just under neath the first row of foliage (top down). This keeps the growth Healthy and New wood underneath will be grow. During end of March - early April trim the whole Hedge down to 2/3 of its height (take 1/3 off) this will stimulate growth of New flower shoot on the wood grown during summer of last year. By doing so you will get more flowers on a Healthy strong Hedge which is well shaped.