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I have gone lavender mad this year.

I have several different types in black tubs along my back garden driveway and I have thirty various types grown from seed. different blues and mauves.

Want to buy some white, pink and deep pink varieties and put them in black tubs, arranged in the driveway, so next year there will be array of different coloured lavenders. When the dining room window is open there will be the scent of lavender wafting through the room.

also, they will need very little watering. I am tempted to dig the whole of the front garden up and plant lavender, but my husband would probably end up with a bad back and it would be like having a bee attack too.

Just popping out now to plant some snowdrops and grape hyacinths in tubs outside my back door and then do some more odd jobs like tying my climbing roses in round my obselisks.

I hope you all have a lovely day


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Gosh don't tempt me - the idea of a whole patch of lavender is brilliant!! I would love to do this. The trouble I find is that after June our row of lavender in our front yard bakes in the sun and just looks brown and a bit tired - they were planted in 2007 and I've not been brilliant at pruning etc, and it is a very very hot aspect.

Do you cut yours back once they've flowered or just dead head through the season?

19 Aug, 2009


I mow the lawn and tend the garden for my Mother-in-law and she has a whole side full of lavender and when I catch it with the mower the scent makes my eyes water it is that strong.

19 Aug, 2009


Near to were i live in Cheshire there is large pub with a farm that grows Lavender ,and you can sit outside with a cool drink and enjoy the beautiful smell drifting across the fields !!! Heaven:-))) hic.hic

19 Aug, 2009


I have english lavender edging down my frontpath which smells lovely as we come and go and brush against it. I always cut it when the flowering stops to keep it neat and tidy and give good crop next year.
This year I have planted a patch of white lavender which is still flowering.
In a tub on the patio I have a blue lavender that has flowered all summer It self seeded itself and its my favorite.

19 Aug, 2009


I always let my lavender dry out (it's in a pot) & it ends up looking woody & pathetic.

19 Aug, 2009


It makes a fantastic pot pourrie too if you cut some and then dry the flowers and put it in a small pouch, it is good for relaxation.

19 Aug, 2009


Ah yes the wonderful smell of lavender ! I've grown some from seeds this year. It must be great to have all those different types. Oh and snowdrops too - what a lovely time of year that is :o)

20 Aug, 2009

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