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Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula) is an easy to grow, evergreen shrub that produces masses of beautifully scented flowers above green or silvery-grey foliage.

This drought-tolerant plant thrives in a sunny border, container, herb or rock gardens.

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  • In a formal garden, lavender may be clipped to form a low hedge or an aromatic border along a path.
  • In a rock garden, a single plant or just a few plants may be used to great effect as an accent.
  • Lavender is a natural choice for any herb garden.

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The cool, gray-green foliage of lavender contrasts nicely with its own flowers, as well as dark green herbs and other plants.

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Here are top 10 surprising facts about Lavender.

1. In the Elizabethan times, when baths weren’t common practice, lavender was used to perfume clothes and bed linen.

2. The scent of lavender deters mice, flies, mosquitoes and other pests from the area.

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3. During London’s great plague, people would tie bunches of lavender to their wrists to fight infection and bacteria.

4. It is also speculated that Cleopatra used a perfume infused with lavender to seduced Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.

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5. The name lavender originated in its Latin form as either lavare–to wash, or livendula–livid or bluish.

6. In French classrooms teachers used to crush up lavender to calm disruptive and nervous students.

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7. It takes 2-3 weeks to dry a bunch of lavender.

8. Fresh or dried lavender is an excellent ingredient to cook and bake with — pork spice rubs, lavender custard, and lavender cookies just to name a few!

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9. Lavender was used 2500 years ago in the mummification process in Ancient Egypt.

10. Today it is farmed across the globe. Lavender farms are situated everywhere from Australia, England, Asia, Europe and the United States.


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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.

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