Whether you need a small compact row, varying colours, a large space-filler or just a traditional lavender display; we can offer plants and advice to make sure you get exactly what you need.
What Litres can provide:
*Buy now to ensure flowers this year*
Which variety is best for you?
These plants are small and compact (40-50cm); their uniformity is excellent for creating low, neat rows or hedges. ‘Hidcote’ and ‘Imperial Gem’ have the traditional deep purple flowers through the summer months whereas ‘Little Lady’ tends to be a slightly paler shade of purple.
Two of the larger Angustifolia varieties we have available; suitable for adding more height to a hedge, standing in pots or even mixing with other lavenders to get a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. ‘Melissa Lilac’ is a personal favourite of ours here at LavenderWorld, with its broad, open, lilac flowers and tall green foliage, it can easily bring a certain elegance to your garden.
If you’re looking to fill a large space, look no further than Intermedia ‘Grosso’; its long stems will grow up to a meter in height and spread to a similar distance, making it an excellent choice to cover a lot of ground. Don’t be put off by the size, ‘Grosso’ will attract a huge amount of bees and has an incredibly strong scent.
These varieties, with their pink and white flowers, are great to mix with the traditional purple flowering lavenders we are more familiar with; their striking colours standout against the deep purple. These tall plants (Rosea & Arctic Snow 60cm, Edelweiss 80cm) can be used as a back drop for something like Hidcote or Imperial Gem or be mixed in the same bed as ‘Munstead’.
If you’re thinking of planting lavender in your garden but are a little unsure what you need to do, have a quick read of our planting advice here.
The lavender plants you buy are ready to be planted upon delivery. Select an area of the garden that receives a lot of sunlight.
Prepare the area by turning and loosening the soil and removing roots or plant debris that may be left there. You can add small stones or pebbles as well as sand and grit to the soil to help with drainage. We also have compost available that you can add to your soil to further aid drainage and nutrient retention.
**Avoid surrounding the plants with bark until they are established. We’ve found that bark doesn’t allow water to evaporate from the ground, which means it becomes too wet for newly planted lavender.**
The plants will need watering in but after the first week they won’t need much water. Originating in the Mediterranean, lavender is very drought tolerant; it can thrive in dry, nutrient deprived soil without a lot of water.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner; why not create your own delightful, easy-to-make pot pourri? This recipe is not only incredibly simple to create but because the ingredients are 100% natural, there are no chemicals invading your home.
Dried flowers, in particular dried lavender, dried rose petals and dried rose buds, were used in medieval times to freshen rooms and washing (Lavender is still used today in washing powder).
Our favourite recipe is Lavender & Rose. The lavender provides a relaxing, calming scent and the rose petals work perfectly while providing their own signature scent.
Lavender & Rose Potpourri
4 Cups of Dried Lavender
2 Cups of Dried Rose Petals
1 Cup of Dried Rose Buds
5-10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (or any alternative that you prefer)
Pop all of your dried items into a plastic container and mix them together so that they are evenly distributed.
You’ll now need to blend your pot pourri mix with 5-10 drops of your chosen essential oil. This needs to be evenly distributed in the flowers and will intensify the scent of the pot pourri.
To allow the scent to intensify your pot pourri, store the pot pourri mixture in an air tight container for a week.
It really is that simple! Now you have your very own pot pourri blend that will not only look absolutely stunning in your home, but it is also chemical free!