When To Harvest Lavender For Oil

Choosing the exact moment to harvest our wonderful Jersey lavender is one of the mostimportant parts of our work here on our lovely Jersey Lavender Farm. Harvest too early and the lavender will not be fully mature enough to produce the perfect highest quality lavender essential oil, but harvest too late and the plant will… Read more »

An Exotic Lavender to look out for.

I’ve previously written about my favourite lavender here in our Jersey Lavender gardens, but since there are so many I have to mention another – and I know there will be more. If you are looking for something unusual for the garden then Lavandula x christiana, otherwise called feathered lavender, is one for you. It really is a real… Read more »

The Surprising Joy Of Lavender Jelly!

Apparently a firm favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1st, Lavender Jelly or Conserve wouldprobably prove to be a bit of a table top talking piece these days. However just because you may not always see it nestling in next to the mint sauce and redcurrant jelly, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a surprisingly delightful little… Read more »

What is Lavender Oil made from? – Part 2

The earlier post – What is Lavender Oil Made From? – Part 1 – was about how lavender oil is often analysed using a process called gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. The results of this shows that lavender oil is pretty complicated; containing up to a hundred different components. This post is about these components. One thing to… Read more »