How to Plant our Lavender Hidcote Plug Plants

May 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

Lavender Cuttings using Water

May 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

How to take Lavender Cuttings

April 01, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

How to Look After Lavender: 5 Top Tips

How to Look After Lavender in 5 Easy Steps 



Step 1 - Position 

 

Lavender needs direct sunlight for at least four hours a day. When positioning your Lavender, you will need to think about the Sun’s path, to determine the best position for your Lavender plant to flourish. Afternoon Sun can often provide greater warmth to the plant. die

 

Step 2  - Soil 

 

Lavender thrives in dry soil. You want to make sure that the soil you are placing your Lavender Plants in is fine also, preferably sandy and gravelly with good drainage. Lavender does not like being in sodden, dark and in heavy clay soil. If you have this, do not fear, as you can add sand and gravel to help improve drainage. Root Rocks are also a fantastic new product designed in North Yorkshire. Made from recycled plastic, they regulate moisture in your beds and planters without any interference from you. You can simply plant and forget, great if you are going on holiday as it will do all the work for you!

 

Step 3 - Hydration

 

As discussed, Lavender do not like sodden conditions. It is important to keep an eye out if they are in pots or planters to make sure they are not sitting in water. This can lead to the plants dying and encourage mould and diseases. 

 

Step 4 - Air Circulation

 

It is important that you provide Lavender Plants with strong air circulation. Make sure that you do not clump your plants too much, as this could encourage diseases and pests. We recommend that you give around 50cm per plant, so they have the ability to expand with very good air circulation.

 

Step 5 - Pruning your Lavender

 

We prune Lavender to allow for stronger root growth, as well as encourage new healthier flower heads and foliage to form. It is important to prune your Lavender as you want to avoid encouraging disease and pests.  

 

Pruning your Lavender predominantly takes place at two times of the year. Hardy Lavender wants to be pruned back in the Autumn, and your French Lavenders in the Spring. You can also prune your lavender throughout the flowering season to encourage new flowers to bloom. 



Watch our video above to find out more.

 

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please drop an email to: info@lavenderworld.co.uk

 

Helen 



March 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

Lavender & Wild Life

Lavender and Wildlife

 

Lavender doesn't just provide us humans with happiness and a feeling of relaxation in the garden, but it also does for our natural wildlife. I work in the Lavender fields a lot in the Summer, and the sound of buzzing Bees, the sight of fluttering butterflies and the ground crawling with ladybirds and toads as they take shelter under the plants, is truly a wonderful experience.

 

As our cities and towns begin to expand, our wildlife space in many places begins to get smaller. However, that does not have to be the case! We can all encourage wildlife to flourish  wherever we live, and help them adapt to a new environment by providing them with the means to do so.

 

Whether you have a windowsill or a large open garden, we have some amazing handmade sustainable products to help encourage wildlife to your space. 

 

We have specially designed wildlife boxes available that to encourage every type of wildlife in your green space.

 

Watch our video above to find out more.

 

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please drop an email to: info@lavenderworld.co.uk

 

Helen 



March 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

Growing Lavender Indoors - Top Tips!

March 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

Lavender Pruning in Winter

Lavender Pruning in Winter 

 

It is important that in Winter you prune your lavender, especially if you had forgotten to do it  before the Winter had started. It is advised that you prune your lavender back at the end of September and beginning of October, before the first frosts start to appear. 

 

Why do we prune Lavender?

 

It is important that you prune your lavender to encourage stronger growth in the roots over the Winter period, so the plant becomes stronger and more established as a result. You also want to be pruning dead heads from old flower buds so more energy is put into growing new, stronger and more vibrant colored flowers for the next season.

 

What you will need for pruning?

 

  1. Good pair of secateurs or sheers (scissors on smaller plants will do)

 

Step 1 - Look at your Plant

 

Have a look at your plant, see what needs to be pruned back. Are there still old heads from the last flowering? Are sections a little woody? Any areas with some mould? These are parts of the plant you will want to prune back to encourage new growth and keep the plant feeling as well as looking healthy. 

 

Step 2 - Pruning 

 

Do not be afraid when pruning. Do not feel you are being too harsh. It is important to cut it right back (as you will see in the video). Start from the top, and work your way down, make sure not to tear your plant. You may cut it back to the point it looks barron, but do not worry. Lavender is relatively hardy and will come back stronger thanks to your prune. 

 

Lavender requires good sun and constant air circulation. If it doesn't have either, this encourages mould and both pests and diseases to build up. 

 

To see a physical demonstration, please watch the video above.

 

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please drop an email to: info@lavenderworld.co.uk

 

Helen



March 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

How to use Lavender Oil

March 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

How to use Dried Lavender

March 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

How to Prune Lavender in Summer

March 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson

How to Plant our Lavender Starter Pack

March 04, 2021 — Alfie Thomlinson