What plants work best with Lavender?

What plants work best with Lavender?

Anything with tall with minimal foliage so the lavender isn't crowded or swamped:
  • Roses 
  • Grasses
  • Early bulbs - Crocuses, Snowdrops and small, early daffodils
  • Verbena bonariensis
March 26, 2018 — Will Leatt
Are Lavender Plants Edible?

Are Lavender Plants Edible?

Yes absolutely! Our plants are sold as culinary herbs.

We recommend using the Angustifolia varieties for culinary use; the Intermedia varieties have a more bitter taste.

Lavender is usually used to fragrance sweet dishes or treats and our lavender scones and biscuits are a staple of the tearoom menu!

February 23, 2018 — Will Leatt
Can Lavender be Grown Indoors?

Can Lavender be Grown Indoors?

No, lavender should not be kept or grown indoors. Even on a south facing window that receives a lot of sunlight, a lavender plant won't flourish or survive very long.

Lavender needs to be planted in the ground or a pot, in loose, well draining soil, in an area that receives full sun for at least part of the day.

February 21, 2018 — Will Leatt
Can Lavender Plants Survive Winter?

Can Lavender Plants Survive Winter?

The short answer - yes.

The Angustifolia and Intermedia varieties which make up most of our stock online are hardy and once established will certainly survive the the winter. Lavender should always be planted in well draining soil so that  during the wetter winter months they don't become waterlogged.

The Stoechas varieties (Helmsdale and Regal Splendour) are only half hardy and will need taking into a greenhouse or conservatory during winter.

February 20, 2018 — Will Leatt
Which Lavender plants are edible?

Which Lavender plants are edible?

All lavender plants are edible, however we suggest using only the Angustifolia varieties from what is available on online at LavenderWorld.

The Intermedia varieties like Grosso and Edelweiss have a much more bitter taste and the Stoechas varieties are very, very strong and overpowering.

 

February 14, 2018 — Will Leatt
Can lavender plants tolerate frosty weather?

Can lavender plants tolerate frosty weather?

Once planted, yes.

After lavender is established in the ground it should survive cold and frosty conditions through the winter.

The thing to watch out for is the plants being subjected to excess water.

*The Stoechas varieties are only half hardy and will need taking into a greenhouse over the winter months*

February 12, 2018 — Will Leatt
Are lavender plants rabbit proof?

Are lavender plants rabbit proof?

Lavender isn't something generally enjoyed by rabbits, although they may have a little nibble; from the other point of view, lavender isn't considered harmful to rabbits either.

If you don't want to take the of your plants being nibbled or your rabbits taking an unwanted snack, you can always plant your lavender into pots.

 

February 12, 2018 — Will Leatt
Do lavender plants require lime?

Do lavender plants require lime?

Lavender requires well-drained neutral to alkaline soil, you can add lime if you feel you need to raise  the pH level, but as long as your soil isn't acidic you shouldn't need to.

Originating in a mediterranean climate, lavender will flourish in nutrient deficient soil.

February 12, 2018 — Will Leatt
Do lavender plants like coffee grounds?

Do lavender plants like coffee grounds?

Due to the acid content, adding coffee grounds to your soil isn't advised when planting lavender.
February 12, 2018 — Will Leatt
Do Lavender Plants require full Sun?

Do Lavender Plants require full Sun?

Yes! They need to planted in an area that receives full sun for at least part of the day.

They originate from the Mediterranean and grow in very dry, dusty, nutrient deficient soil. This makes them very easy to care for and is one of the reasons they are popular in the UK.

February 12, 2018 — Will Leatt

How to prune your Lavender plants

February 12, 2018 — Becky Fehily
Where is the best place to buy plants?

Where is the best place to buy plants?

February 12, 2018 — Becky Fehily