How To Grow Lavender In Bad Soil

Well, first and foremost, we feel that we have to address the title of this post, which does seem a bit silly since we wrote it! Anyway, there is no such thing as ‘bad soil’, just soil to which some plants are less well suited. If you happen to have the type of soil that… Read more »

Lavender’s Biblical Roots

Lavender is up there with some of the world’s most ancient documented plants, for example, hieroglyphic texts from Ancient Egypt detail the use of lavender in embalming and cosmetics. And further to this when the tomb of Tutankhamen was opened, jars filled with ointments or salves containing something resembling lavender were found. It was documented… Read more »

Uses of Lavender Water: And How To Make Your Own!

Lavender water has got to be one of the oldest and simplest toiletries around, but this certainly doesn’t mean that you should discard it in favour of a bottle of some mass-produced, chemically synthesised wonder product instead. In fact, if you are trying to get back to nature and reduce your carbon footprint too, then… Read more »

How To Take Lavender Cuttings

Lavender is a beautiful plant but it can become slightly sad and tired looking and when it gets to this point, what can you do? You might choose to throw it out and head out to purchase some new plants but where is the fun of that? Sure, purchasing new plants is an exciting prospect… Read more »

Different Dried Lavender Uses

The nights are beginning to draw in and there is a definite nip in the air in the mornings. Yes, it’s just beginning to look like autumn. Autumn is one of our very favourite seasons here on the Jersey Lavender Farm, after the hectic harvest season is over, we can get down to the business… Read more »

Top Uses Of Eucalyptus Oil

Here at the Jersey Lavender Farm, we actually don’t just grow lavender but also have a lovely little spot that is reserved for growing both rosemary and eucalyptus for oil distillation. Rosemary is a well-known partner for lavender and we have a gorgeous Lavender and Rosemary range that combines the two to perfection. However, eucalyptus… 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 »

Wonderful Ways To Use Tea Lights At Christmas

It seems like nearly everybody loves tea lights, these cute little candles can be purchased relatively inexpensively and can seem like they have a million different uses. They are wonderful when used to light up your garden (or your Jersey Lavender Farm for that matter!) in summer, but we think that when they really come… Read more »

Lavender Oil – Your Holiday Essential

Hooray! It’s that time of year again when we start packing up our old kit bag and heading off to climates new (at least for a week or two). But have you made sure that you have a bottle of wonderful lavender essential oil tucked into your sponge bag? The lavender essential oil has a… Read more »

Lavender Christmas Wreaths

As much as we love a traditional Christmas door wreath featuring the classic combinations of red-berried holly and glistening evergreen sprigs of spruce and ivy, there is an increasing trend towards slightly less conventional wreaths. There are some lovely examples that combine the traditional idea of a door wreath with either other classic Christmas items… Read more »