Over the years I’ve come across all sorts of unjustified statements comparing these two species of lavender – Lavandula angustifolia (sometimes called “English” or “true” lavender) and Lavandula x intermedia (conveniently shortened to lavandin).
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 »
Not only does Lavender make a fantastic addition to your garden due to its striking architectural foliage, beautiful flowers and gorgeous scent, but it can also be beneficial to those plants around it. Companion Planting is nothing new, having been used for centuries before the invention of artificial pesticides, to keep plants healthy and strong…. Read more »
Many home gardeners choose to buy young lavender plants directly from a garden centre. However if you are looking for a bit more of a gardening challenge, or are looking to grow large amounts of lavender plants, perhaps to form a hedge, then it may be a good idea to grow your lavender plants directly… Read more »
If there is one thing we get asked most about at Jersey Lavender, it has to be pruning lavender. For some reason people seem to think that there is some mysterious wizardry to it. There really is not. It is all pretty straight forward. The issues are when and how hard, or not, to cut… Read more »
There are a myriad of reasons to include a gorgeous lavender plant in your garden. Not only do they have beautiful evergreen foliage coupled with fantastic blooms, but they also release the most wonderful fragrance and they are delightfully hardy! Even the least green fingered of us can usually make a success of lavender if… Read more »
Those of you who live other than in the UK must forgive this one, but I can only write based on my local experience. This post is about what types of lavender you are likely to come across in the UK and some of their pros and cons for our UK climate. The first one… Read more »
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 »