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French Lavender dentata and Laurus nobilis

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By Janey


French Lavender dentata and Laurus nobilis (French lavender dentata)

The French Lavenders have been great this month.....flowering much later than other years, they are an added bonus to the garden. I've just repotted the Bay tree which was a Xmas gift last year and has doubled in size....:o)



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You have such an artistic flair Janey, love your photo. My bay is in the ground, had to cut it down last year but its fine.

28 Sep, 2010

 

Aw thanks Dawn...:o)) The bays are such strong growers aren't they....I want to keep this one potted then I can keep my eye on it.....:o)

28 Sep, 2010

 

Your french lavender is standing very proud there, Janey. And the bay tree is flourishing too. They look nice against the greenery too.

28 Sep, 2010

 

Thank you Whistonlass, this lavender is very pale, and has quite a sharp. spicy scent, more like Rosemary.

29 Sep, 2010

 

lovely standard lavender janey, looks great in that pot, glad the bay is growing nicely to ;o)

29 Sep, 2010

amy
Amy
 

My Bay is in a pot Janey , it's so useful for cooking I don't know what I would do without it , yours look's so right next to your lavender ... :o)

29 Sep, 2010

 

Lovely corner, Janey.

29 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks San...it has come into it's own now....strangely enough it seems to like a good rain! Yes the little Bay is coming on well, on the label I have it says it's expectation of life is well over 100 years....crikey , wonder who I can leave it too...Lol!
Thanks Amy and Tog.....ooh you are good Amy....I'm afraid I haven't used any leaves so far, I forget all about it, yet use the other herbs especially Rosemary, we had Salmon tonight and I like to stick a few sprigs of it in it while it's cooking.
I know you would use Bay in casseroles and pot cooking....how do you use yours?

29 Sep, 2010

 

lol it can be a family heirloom haha

29 Sep, 2010

 

`Your bay is looking just wonderful Janey!! My Lavender`s have all finished
all heads been trimmed cut back, ready for next Summer?....I think my Bay could do with some
Sequestrene, as it is going yellow in places...with all this rain, they also need
feeding, which i cannot do at the moment : ~ ((
Such a pretty pic Janey!! 2 Beautiful plants....look so well together!!.

29 Sep, 2010

 

Titter San.....yes "in her will your Grandma has left you...........her Bay tree....and....care instructions!"....:o)) Ah...your younger than me San I'll bequeath it to you...not that I'm planning on going anywhere yet for a while...Lo

Hi Sheila, yes it looks quite happy now I've re-potted it.....these Lavenders are late, like yours I clipped my others a few weeks ago. Could you ask anyone to help? It's so frustrating when there are things to do and you can't....:o(( Take heart...you'll soon be mending, every day is one day nearer.....treat yourself to some new gardening mags and a lovely bottle of wine.....:o))

29 Sep, 2010

 

Love the standard Lavender it looks so good in that pot, agree with others look good together.

29 Sep, 2010

 

thanx janey not that i want you to go anywhere just yet lol ;o))

30 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks Dd....I like the look of the metal pot but it's not that practical....in the summer it does get quite hot, so dries the soil and roots out...if in a sunny position, I think I'll invest in a new more root friendly one next year....
Lol San!

30 Sep, 2010

 

That's a thought, Janey....I'd never thought about having metal pots and them drying out. Good tip to remember.

30 Sep, 2010

 

I haven't seen a standard lavender before, I thought my eyes were decieving me for a minute. What a great idea. As for the bay, I have found that the more I cut mine back, the faster it grows.......lol

30 Sep, 2010



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