Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The wonder of lavender
We have a lot of lavender dotted around the house. It is a great plant. It is very low maintenance, produces lots of flowers, smells nice. You can cut to add to flower arrangements or just have them on their own.
They also attract a lot of fertilising insects which helps with other parts of your garden or olive grove and are resistant to disease.
When the flowers are spent in late summer we cut them and put them into bags and then into our wardrobe to ward off moths.
I have made lavender infused olive soap which is curing in our deposito. It's had about 4 months and needs another two just so the bars are nice and hard.
We also take a lot of cuttings each year so we can replace any plants that get a bit leggy.