Are You A Lavender?

Obviously we’re not asking if you are actually a lavender plant, but you may be (or know) a Lavender in name – surname that is. If you aren’t a Lavender yourself, you may have heard of one of a number of famous Lavender’s. For example there is actor Ian Lavender, best known for his role… Read more »

Use Lavender In Your Clothes Storage

The clocks went back recently, so it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for winter, and yes that means the annual tidy away of your summer clothes to make room for an influx of Christmas jumpers! What, however, can you do to ensure that your lovely summer clothes don’t end up with that awful… Read more »

Rosemary For Remembrance

As Shakespeare’s Ophelia said to Laertes; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember” (Hamlet, Act 4, Scene V). Throughout traditional folklore, rosemary has long been associated with remembrance, perhaps because of the belief in its ability to improve the memory. This attribute is now coming to scientific significance. Scientists at the University of Northumbria… Read more »

Winter Warmer: Lavender And Beef Stew

Well the nights are drawing in, the annual ‘is it too early to put the central heating on?’ debate looms and this year’s lavender harvest has been completed. Also let’s not forget, it’s now the month before Christmas! So what do we need to herald this time of year? A spot more lavender inspired culinary… Read more »

Lavender Beer

OK, so we all know about the plethora of incredibly yummy ways that there are to cook with lavender (think lavender shortbread, lavender scones, lavender with lamb, the list goes on), but what about using a touch of our amazing culinary lavender to make something a little more thirst-quenching? Well lavender tea, is already a… Read more »

Linalool – Lavender’s Secret Ingredient

Yes, it may sound like some kind of exotic Hawaiian cocktail, but Linalool is actually the active chemical component found in lavender and around 200 other species of plants. Linalool is found mainly in the plant families of Lamiaceae (mints and other scented herbs), Lauraceae (such as laurels, cinnamon and rosewood) and Rutaceae (citrus fruits),… Read more »

Why Does Lavender Help You Sleep?

We all know that lavender is a great natural way to help you sleep and promote feelings of calmness. Whether you choose to slip a lavender sachet inside your pillow, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to an oil burner or vaporiser and inhale the lovely scent, pop a few drops into a… Read more »

Pruning Lavender

If there is one thing we get asked most about at Jersey Lavender, it has to be pruning lavender. For some reason people seem to think that there is some mysterious wizardry to it. There really is not. It is all pretty straight forward. The issues are when and how hard, or not, to cut… Read more »

Lavender on Film

As we know, we can smell the wonderful aroma of lavender, look at it’s gorgeous foliage and flowers and even listen to songs about lavender (for more information have a look at our Lavender’s Blue article), but what about watching lavender? Well here’s our list of lavender movies, so that you can take your pick… Read more »

Lavender, A Wedding Must Have!

Hooray! Wedding season is upon us! Now, if you’re like me then you’ll like nothing better than a good blub whilst the happy couple ties the knot and then a nice meal and a monster party to follow. Yes, weddings are a wonderful way to spend your time. But have you ever considered the use… Read more »