English Lavender

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An herbaceous shrub with highly aromatic grey leaves. Small blue flowers are borne on long stems from spring through to autumn. The flowers are used in salads, baking and garnishes. It’s fragrance is calming.

Shrub. H:75cm W:50cm. 12cm, 17cm

Lavender Dentata - Grey

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An herbaceous shrub with highly aromatic soft, serrated grey leaves. Large blue flowers topped with short pale purple bracts are borne on long stems from flowers through to autumn.

Shrub. H:60cm W:40cm. 12cm, 17cm.

Lavender Dentata - Green

 Lavender- Royal crown

An herbaceous shrub with deeply serrated, highly aromatic green leaves. Large blue flowers are borne on long stems from spring through to autumn. Has medicinal properties. Dried leaves and flowers can be used in pot pourii.

Shrub. H:80cm W:60cm 12cm, 17cm.


Dutch Lavender

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Spectacular en-mass, good colour contrast with grey-green, slightly serrated foliage. Not a prolific flowerer. Ideal for hedging. Has medicinal properties inherent to most lavenders.

Shrub. H:80cm W:60cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Lavender Spica

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Grey slightly serrated leaf similar to angustifolia. Not a prolific flowerer. Ideal for contrasts and hedging. Has the medicinal properties inherent to most lavenders.

Shrub. H:60cm W:40cm.12cm, 17cm.


French Lavender

Lavender - french

An herbaceous shrub with highly aromatic grey leaves. Large purple flowers topped with pale purple bracts are borne on long stems from spring through to autumn. Flowers can be used sparingly in stews, soups and salads. Has properties.

Shrub. H:75cm W:50cm.12cm, 17cm.


Lavender stoechas

Lavender- Kew Red

An herbaceous shrub with highly aromatic narrow grey leaves. Large pink-red flowers are borne on long stems from spring through to autumn. Has medicinal properties.

Shrub. H:80cm W:50cm. 12cm, 17cm.

 


Fern Leaf Lavender

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Pale gray-green lacey fernlike leaves. Tall stems with bright blue, soft, flower spikes make this a very attractive lavender. This lavender is not aromatic. However what it lacks in aroma it makes up for in beauty.

Shrub. H:60cm W:40cm. 12cm, 17cm.


 Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

The leaves and blossoms are both edible and gives a sweet taste to any dish, especially to Lavender Shortbread Cookies. Lavender can also be used when cooking chicken, pork chops, lamb, baking bread or to decorate a salad.


 

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In the garden

Growth Characteristics:
• Perennial, Evergreen, Frost hardy.

Cultivation:
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.

Harvesting:
• Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year.

Companion Planting:
• Strong scent and deep color attracts butterflies from a distance, and beneficial insects like Lacewing and Ladybirds,
• Vegetables: Cabbage,Cauliflower

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Culinary use

• Use the flowers to flavour Biscuits, Sugar, jelly and vinegars,:
• Alternate layers of sugar and dried flowers and seal it up in canning jars.
• Lavender biscuits: With Rose scented geranium and lemon zest.

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Fragrance

Use the fresh or dried flowers in:
• Potpourri,
• Herb Pillows, and
• Linen Sachets, where it makes a good moth repellent.

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Health benefits

Lavender may be beneficial in the following cases:

Nervous System • Relaxation, insomnia, headache, Migraine, sedative, antidepressant, Stress, anxiety,
• Phobias - release tension and induce a feeling of calm,
• Encephalitis - on a cold compress and used to bathe the forehead to soothe and encourage healing,
• Shingles, Neuralgia - topical,
Skin
• Anti-inflammatory, Burns, Stings,
• Antibacterial action helps to heal cuts,
• Eczema, psoriasis.

Lymphatic System
• Strengthens immune system, Antiviral.

Respiratory System
• Hay fever, asthma,
• Colds and Flu.

Cardiovascular System
• High blood pressure.

Digestive system
• Spastic colon (IBS)

Musculo / Skeletal System
• Topical for Muscle cramps and pains, bruising, Arthritis, gout.

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Insect Repellant

Repellant for:
• Fish moths.