What plants work best with Lavender?

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Will Leatt

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

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Are Lavender Plants Edible?

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Will Leatt

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!

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Can Lavender be Grown Indoors?

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Will Leatt

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.

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Can Lavender Plants Survive Winter?

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Will Leatt

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.

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Which Lavender plants are edible?

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Will Leatt

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.

 

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Can lavender plants tolerate frosty weather?

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Will Leatt

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*

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Are lavender plants rabbit proof?

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Will Leatt

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.

 

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