Lavender is a beautiful and fragrant low maintenance option to have around your house and vegetable garden. It is adorned with beautiful flowers over the summer months that you can smell in the air as you pass them. Lavender can be grown in garden beds, pots or used as a beautiful hedge around your vegetable plots. It thrives on well-drained soil and full sun and loves to be planted in some organic mulch. Prune your lavender hard once to twice a year to encourage new foliage and flowers.
Here are the reasons why we think Lavenders should be planted around your vegetable garden this summer:
Bees Love Lavender - Lavender attracts the bees which are pollinators which means that they will fertilise flowers so the plant can develop fruit.
Companion planting is about putting the right plants together to repel insects and prevent disease. Lavender is a fantastic companion plant for your vegetable garden, it will make your Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Celery thrive. You can flip around as well, if you plant Basil, Mint, Rosemary and Thyme around your Lavender this will help make your Lavender thrive. Companion planting is such a great natural disease repeller.
Lavender is beautiful and makes you happy! Having Lavender around your vegetable garden will entice you to use it more as your pick from your crops. We love how it looks like a border or walkway plant and it just cheers up your edible garden space. You cant say you don’t smile when you see and smell Lavender
A variety of French Lavender which produces masses of beautiful flowers over a long period of time. Regular trimming is highly recommended over the growing season to prevent the plant from becoming woody. Requires plenty of sunshine and good drainage. If … Read More »
This is a compact variety of English Lavender producing striking, deep violet-blue flowers in the summer. Delightfully fragrant with that true 'Lavender' fragrance we all love. Good for attracting bees to the garden. Trim after flowering. Plant in … Read More »
Striking silver foliage complemented with aromatic, pink flowers. Stunning planted as mixed shrub borders, feature gardens or in containers. Grows well in most well drained soils. Low maintenance, dry tolerant and easy to grow. … Read More »
Possibly the most popular of the English lavenders 'Grosso' is the preferred lavender for cutting and perfect for edging an herb garden or perennial border in a sunny spot. Loves a hot, sunny position and does not require a lot of water. Flo … Read More »
Lavender Alba is a resilient and reliable lavender that brightens up the garden with its simple but attractive white flowers. During Summer this plant blossoms with white eye-catching flowers and a powerful lavender fragrance. Low ma … Read More »
English Lavender. The classic lavender, highly prized for centuries for its delicious, intense fragrance. Compact habit with grey foliage and long stems of dainty lavender-mauve flowers which appear in summer. Plant in a sunny, well-drained spot and trim … Read More »