There are many different varieties of lavender. This makes the whole process fun for us. We can grow many different kinds even if it might not make sense from a business perspective. Although we have settled on 5 or 6 main varieties their characteristics are quite different. This year, after harvesting and drying we thought… Continue reading What Bouquet Is This?
In early spring it often looks like the entire lavender garden will never come back. Things happens too slowly for any ones liking. Patience is the name of the game. We have over the past few years learned to wait until at least June before getting serious about what needs pruning out and what needs… Continue reading Looks Can Be Deceiving!
As well as fresh and dried bouquets that we have in the market stall we also make and sell sachets. The sachets are made out of cotton and we get them from papermart.com. They seem reasonably priced and are all natural which is great. In order to get the buds, we need to strip the… Continue reading Lavender Bud Stripping
Some photos of this summers bloom. We had a friend come over and help with the harvest this year. For the first time we felt it was the case that there was more lavender than we could handle by ourselves. We love harvesting. Its warm and peaceful, but it is beginning to take a long… Continue reading Summer Bloom And Harvest
Whilst working with the lavender today we came across something we have never seen before. This particular scenario is playing out in two places in the field at the same time. Under most situations it might be put down to a peduncle having not matured yet, hence the color differentiation. But, we are busy harvesting.… Continue reading What Happened Here?
During the long winter months we decided that the time had come to organize a dinner in the lavender field. Well, in this case it was ‘near’ the lavender field. Rather than the usual drinks and snacks or BBQ or the like we decided on a sit-down dinner. We struggle with all the plastic use… Continue reading Lavender Field Dinner And Friends