Our lavender has started to flower and it's a proving irresistible to the bees in our garden. What have you seen on yours? #homesfornature

Our lavender has started to flower and it's a proving irresistible to the bees in our garden. What have you seen on yours? #homesfornature

Really like the rows of 'Angustifolia' and 'Stoechas' varieties of lavender in different shades. Would love this in my garden

Really like the rows of 'Angustifolia' and 'Stoechas' varieties of lavender in different shades. Would love this in my garden

How to choose, grow and care for lavender, including French Lavender, English Lavender, Spanish Lavender and hybrids. Tips on mulching, fertilizing and ideal times to plant.

How to choose, grow and care for lavender, including French Lavender, English Lavender, Spanish Lavender and hybrids. Tips on mulching, fertilizing and ideal times to plant.

Lavandula stoechas or French Lavender's delicate plooms and plump flower heads create a  cosier texture and provide a more pink-toned purple than the statuesque English grown varieties.

Lavandula stoechas or French Lavender's delicate plooms and plump flower heads create a cosier texture and provide a more pink-toned purple than the statuesque English grown varieties.

lavender.   I actually bought a home in New Zealand--because the lavender bush was bigger than my car--miss it!

lavender. I actually bought a home in New Zealand--because the lavender bush was bigger than my car--miss it!

Hmm. I have a table that's been outside as long as this one. Now I just need lots of lavender pots.

Hmm. I have a table that's been outside as long as this one. Now I just need lots of lavender pots.

French lavender is associated with the Mediterranean in general and Provence, France in particular, but other kinds are more suitable for different climates. In New England (U.S.), I grow English lavender, whose growing requirements I discuss at http://landscaping.about.com/cs/flowerseed/p/lavender.htm

French lavender is associated with the Mediterranean in general and Provence, France in particular, but other kinds are more suitable for different climates. In New England (U.S.), I grow English lavender, whose growing requirements I discuss at http://landscaping.about.com/cs/flowerseed/p/lavender.htm

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