Lavender Oil – Strange Uses

I’m often asked what unusual uses are for lavender oil. In 9 years at the lavender farm I’ve heard some strange ones. A dairy farmer said that he put lavender oil in a burner in the milking shed. He said the shed smelt a bit more pleasant, but also he felt that it helped the cows relax. And a relaxed… Read more »

Cooking with Lavender

We are often asked about cooking with lavender. Certainly lavender can add the extra “something” to your dishes, but it does need to be used in moderation. The most common way is to use dried lavender flowers – culinary lavender. This culinary lavender is usually produced from lavandula angustifolia (often called “English lavender”). It should… Read more »

Pruning your lavender plants

If you have not already done so, now would be a good time to prune your lavender plants to get them tidied up and ready for next year. But don’t worry if you don’t manage to do this by the end of September  – the alternative would be to leave the pruning until late Spring. The… Read more »