Plant of the month : Lavender

Lavender

Lavender – summers perfect, easy to grow, fragrant, vibrant, evergreen shrub! Prized for it’s rich fragrant flowers and aromatic silver-grey foliage, lavender can be located anywhere, it thrives in a sunny border, container, herb or gravel garden and is the idyllic shrub to accompany almost anything within your garden from roses to cabbages.

Quick facts                     

  • Easy to grow
  • Flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects
  • Thrives in full sun and is drought tolerant
  • Best planted in spring
  • Hardy and easy to maintain, but avoid planting in cold damp areas
  • Prune annually to keep compact
  • Other than decorating gardens and landscapes, lavender can be extracted to produce essential oils or culinary herbs.

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