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Invoice Number 24330 Hi, I'm writing to tell you how delighted I am with my recent order of two Kiwi. I was totally blown away at the care that was taken in wrapping the plants (straw) and how moist and healthy the roots were, they arrived in fantastic condition. This is excellent customer service. I work in gardening and have to order plants all the time, I shall order again. What a contrast to recent orders I have made to Thompson & Morgan that took weeks and weeks to arrive and when they did the plants were dead, and the soil around the root in the bag poored out like dry sand. Thank you again.
Helen Weekes, London
Old English Dwarf Lavender Hedging
An amazing scented plant that can form a beautiful fragrant hedge in your garden.
- Easy to grow and maintain.
- Pollinating insects love it!
- Can reach 3 feet (90 cm) tall.
Supplied as compost block grown plants approximately 3 - 5" tall.
Available from approximately mid June 2013.
5 or more £1.75
each. Group & quantity discounts
So popular in Victorian England, Lavender really does make a wonderful low boundary hedge. It can easily be kept pruned 'neat and tidy' (squared off) or for maximum flower left to form a more informal mound shape of hedge.
In the alternative plant in groups of three around the garden for amazing scent and colour.
It was popular in the past for the Greeks and Romans to bath in due to it's 'clean scent'. Lavender has a long lasting fragrance and can also be used to mask household smells (or stinking streets!)
From our experience Lavender is rabbit proof (however you may need to protect it until it is established) making it ideal for those troubled by them - but similarly attracts a wealth of pollinating insects and bees - and of course lavender honey has a wonderful flavour.
Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.
- Plant 10" (25 cm) apart.
- Ultimate height 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 cm).
- Can be trimmed to any height above 8" (20 cm).
- Average annual growth rate 12" (30 cm).
- Ultimate width 18" (45 cm). Can be trimmed.
- Grows well in most soil types (including chalky and clay) except those prone to laying wet.
- Suitable for most aspects from full sun to partial shade. Does not perform well in dense shade.
- Suitable for coastal areas.
- Not suitable for particularly exposed / windy positions.
- We are not aware that this plant is poisonous.
- Plant Spring / Summer.
- Edible flowers.
- Culinary Uses
- Can be used to flavour jam or make lavender vinegar.
- Sometimes used in cookies, upmarket marmalades and ice cream!
- Used in Southern European cooking.
- Medicinal Uses
- Can soothe headaches.
- Can calm nerves and act as a relaxant.
- Can relieve depression.
- Eases flatulence, fainting, dizziness or halitosis.
- Has antiseptic properties.
- Has antifungal properties so can help relieve athlete's foot etc.
- Can be used as a decongestant.
- Is a mild sedative and pain killer.
- Can ease insect bites and stings as well as small, cooled burns an sunburn.
- Can minimise scarring and help heal wounds.
- Is a relaxant, great for tired or tense muscles, sprains or rheumatism.
- Can be used on cold sores.
- Other Uses
- Used as dried flowers in sachets in drawers to keep moths away from clothes.
- The flowers rubbed onto your skin will deter flies.
- Can be used to scent firelighters.
- Can speed cell replacement.
- Often added to soap.
- Herb pillows.
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.
- On Arrival!
- Under no circumstances should you use any stimulants, fertiliser or bonemeal at planting time as such products will 'burn' any new root growth and actually slow your plants' development!
- Water thoroughly if the ground is dry.
- After Care.
- It is essential to keep your developing hedge free of weed competition.
- In extended dry periods ensure your plants are watered thoroughly at least once a week; this is even more critical on lighter soils.
- Once established an annual trim just as it comes into growth will stop the hedge from becoming too woody. Be careful not too cut back too hard (only about a third of the woody stems).
- It is not recommended to mulch lavendar (as it can result in it sitting too wet).
Available from approximately mid June 2013.
Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 5
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