Spring Clean – Pruning Lavender ready for Summer

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Lavender World

Lavenders need pruning annually to ensure they keep a tidy, uniform shape but also to promote new growth through early spring, this will aid the growth of those beautiful, fragrant flowers in the summer. Failure to prune these elegant shrubs will result in a woody, spread out and old-looking appearance and less of the flowers we desire. It is important to allow the lavender time to establish its roots through the first summer, this will give it the best chance of being as strong as possible; if we were to prune lavender too early, it will put more focus into… read more »

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Lavender – Mythical and Magical or just Beautiful and Pungent?

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Lavender World

It seems that lavender has been a plant of interest for centuries, used by populations all over the world, with many discovering new uses and passing this knowledge down whilst trading resources. The Arabs, Greeks, and Romans; as well as English and French royalty used lavender extensively for the different proposed benefits it brings.   It is thought that the Arabs were the first population to farm and distil lavender; they believed that it could ease the nervous system, reduce stress and helped them achieve a deeper sleep. Arabian physicians swore by lavender for its ability to clean wounds, kill germs… read more »

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Colours of Lavender

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Lavender World

  With the beautiful spring weather expected to make an appearance any time now (fingers crossed), it’s the perfect time to add the vibrant and vivid colours that Lavender plants bring to our garden; and don’t just think of the traditional purple colour, different varieties can introduce beautiful, gentle pinks and elegant whites.   Pink The delicate pink of Angustifolia Rosea (height 60cm) can bring a subtle but beautiful variation of traditional lavender, with its unmistakable shape and fragrance, Rosea is a great choice to add colour to a hedge row or used alongside the more traditional purple plants and the… read more »

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3 Ways to Add a Lavender Touch to Your Home

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Lavender World

We’ve all been there, after the festiveness of Christmas has faded and our homes are empty of festive decorations and displays, we begin to look at ways to brighten up our home, without a bauble in sight! It isn’t all about decorations, there are a whole host of ways that you can bring lavender into your home, from the best lavender latte to perk up your mornings, to a truly decadent body lotion that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. We have listed some of our absolute favourite ways to bring lavender into your home below, so get ready… read more »

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Made with Love: The Perfect Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts

Posted on February 02, 2015 by Lavender World

February is the month of love, and is there a better way to say ‘I Love You’ than with a handful of homemade gifts and sweet treats, there is even a pinch of lavender in every recipe we will be sharing today. On the 14th of February people can go a little nuts with purchasing lots of gifts and cards, but you don’t have to spend an absolute fortune to show your love on this most romantic of days. We will be sharing our top 3 recipes, that are not only super simple to create but extremely friendly on your… read more »

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Curing any Winter Bugs: Health Boosting Lavender Lemonade

Posted on January 24, 2015 by Lavender World

This winter there were a multitude of bugs doing the rounds, some people were even unfortunate enough to be ill over the Christmas period. If you were one of the unlucky few who were unwell and are still feeling the effects then our health boosting lavender lemonade is just the ticket! There are hundreds of over the counter medications that you can use to help you through, however, with our recipe the ingredients are all natural and can help you get back to your normal healthy self in no time. This recipe can be created within minutes and on top… read more »

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How to Revitalise your Skin with Lavender

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Lavender World

  With the festive season in our rear view mirrors, it’s time to take stock refresh our skin for the New Year. I’m sure we all over indulged ever so slightly over Christmas and as delicious as it may have been, our skin tends to be one of the things that suffers, but there is no need to panic, we have a fabulous face mask recipe which will calm and reinvigorate your skin. It is the perfect remedy when your skin needs a pick me up, or just as a treat once in a while. The lavender has wonderful calming properties… read more »

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