‘Grosso’ Lavender Oil

For those of you not intimately acquainted with different species of lavender (and let’s face it, unless you own a lavender farm, why would you be?!), ‘Grosso’ is a Lavandin. This is hybrid lavender which is the result of crossing two different species – Lavandula latifolia and Lavandula angustifolia. The full botanical name of lavandin… Read more »

Lavender In Art

So it’s no surprise that we all love lavender in our homes. We love the fragrance of lavender wafting from our lavender bags and oil burners. We love a bunch of fresh lavender sitting pretty in a vase on the kitchen table. We especially love a mountain of fresh lavender shortbread with a cup of… Read more »

Use Lavender In Your Clothes Storage

The clocks went back recently, so it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for winter, and yes that means the annual tidy away of your summer clothes to make room for an influx of Christmas jumpers! What, however, can you do to ensure that your lovely summer clothes don’t end up with that awful… Read more »

Rosemary For Remembrance

As Shakespeare’s Ophelia said to Laertes; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember” (Hamlet, Act 4, Scene V). Throughout traditional folklore, rosemary has long been associated with remembrance, perhaps because of the belief in its ability to improve the memory. This attribute is now coming to scientific significance. Scientists at the University of Northumbria… Read more »

Winter Warmer: Lavender And Beef Stew

Well the nights are drawing in, the annual ‘is it too early to put the central heating on?’ debate looms and this year’s lavender harvest has been completed. Also let’s not forget, it’s now the month before the month before Christmas! So what do we need to herald this time of year? A spot more… Read more »