Lavender Oil Producing Plants

“Lavender” is part of the broad botanical genus – Lavandula. This is thought to be made up of 50 different species, and within some of these species are perhaps hundreds of different cultivars/varieties. For the purposes of lavender oil we are mainly concerned with two species –lavandula angustifolia (sometimes called English lavender or true lavender),… Read more »

Cooking With Lavender

If you could take a peek into a medieval kitchen, amongst the other herbs and spices thatwere on offer there would be nearly always be an abundance of lavender. It’s said that Queen Elizabeth 1st insisted that a jar of lavender conserve was served with every meal and that she was a devotee of lavender… Read more »

Types Of Lavender In UK Garden Centres

There are hundreds of different varieties of Lavender, each displaying that classic lavender scent, but which of these varieties are commonly available, and which should you choose for your garden? The most common species of lavender found in UK garden centres is English Lavender or Lavandula Angustifolia. Not only is it well suited to our… Read more »

Get Warm with Lavender – Lavender Hot Chocolate & Brownies Recipes

This week we wanted to share with you two of our absolute favorite Lavender recipes,Lavender Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Lavender Brownies. We hope you enjoy these and let us know how you get on. Lavender Hot Chocolate 35g good quality cocoa powder 3 tablespoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 950 ml milk 1 teaspoon dried culinary… Read more »