What’s The Difference Between Lavender And Lavandin?

There are thought to be 35 different species of lavender (all from the genus lavandula). Here on the Jersey Lavender Farm we grow 2 of them, lavandula angustifolia (often known as English Lavender) and lavandula x intermedia (Lavandin or hybrid lavender). There are numerous varieties of both English Lavender (such as Hidcote, Munstead, Peter Pan and Royal… Read more »

How To Spot A Fake Essential Oil

Unfortunately, as with so many things in life these days, you don’t always get what you pay for. The trade in counterfeit goods is growing at an alarming rate and in 2012 in Europe alone almost 40 million products were detained by EU customs with an estimated value of c. €1bn – and these were… Read more »

Try Wintersown Lavender

For the adventurous gardeners out there, we have just come across and interesting new way of sowing lavender seeds. Many people are surprised by the very idea of growing lavender from seed, as most lavender is raised from cuttings taken from established plants. Growing from cuttings is how we do it on our lovely Jersey… Read more »