Looking After Your Lavender Plants

In the wild, lavender plants seem to turn up in the most unusual places. Generally, they prefer a rougher existence than we might first think. In fact, too much watering, care and attention will often kill them off. Preparing your lavender plants If you’ve bought our Garden Ready Plugs, they will need to be opened… Read more »

Lavender Recipes

A member of the mint family and related to rosemary, sage, and thyme, it’s perhaps not surprising that lavender has been used in cooking for thousands of years. Used by the Romans to flavour fish and Medieval monks to add a floral touch to sweet puddings, over the course of the last century, the use… Read more »

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 »

The Top Uses of Rosemary Oil

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a Mediterranean herb, which, like lavender, has been used for centuries for a wide range of physical and physiological conditions. Historically, it has mainly been associated with the strengthening of the memory and is thus a popular emblem of fidelity, constancy and remembrance throughout the ages. As well as the lavender,… Read more »

How to use Lavender Oil For Sleep Problems

Getting a great night’s sleep is integral to your general mood and wellbeing, especially when it comes to tackling the many demands that come hand in hand with everyday life. After all, many day-to-day stresses can have an impact on your sleep pattern, especially if you have a demanding job or busy family life. And… Read more »

When To Harvest Lavender For Oil

Choosing the exact moment to harvest our wonderful Jersey lavender is one of the most important parts of our work here on our lovely Jersey Lavender Farm. Harvest too early and the lavender will not be fully matured enough to produce the perfect highest quality, but harvest too late and the plant will have begun… Read more »

UK Lavender Plants

Those of you who live other than in the UK must forgive this one, but I can only write based on my local experience. This post is about what types of lavender you are likely to come across in the UK and some of their pros and cons for our UK climate. The first one… Read more »

Homemade Lavender Perfume

There are many things that we love about lavender; the colour, the taste, but sitting right at the top of many people’s list of things that they love about lavender is… the smell! Whether lavender is being used to fragrance your home, your beauty products, your linen, your clothes or yourself, the soothing, floral, velvety… Read more »

Lavender Essential For Skin

Can Lavender Essential Oil Be Applied Directly Onto The Skin? There has been much debate about whether essential oils can be applied directly onto the skin, or whether they should be diluted into a carrier oil, such as olive or sweet almond? It is an accepted fact that the majority of essential oils should not… Read more »

The Top Uses of Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) originates from Australia where it has been distilled since the mid-1800s. The first work on the special antiseptic and antibacterial properties of the oil were first published in the 1870s. Historically it has been prescribed for respiratory system conditions such as bronchitis, flu, asthma and coughs. Here are our top suggestions for the… Read more »