Lavender is blooming at the moment…
As well as being one of our favourite summer colours, we’re also experimenting with different ways we can use lavender at home… anything from biscuits to lavender oil to keep the moths off our woollens over the winter.
Lavender also has healing powers, it’s said that the scent helps you relax, and lavender oil can be good for reducing the effect of insect bites and can help to keep your hair healthy.
Grown up non-alcoholic drinks can be a bit boring sometimes, but this Lavender Lemonade might impress your non-drinking guests or how about a Lavender Mojito for the boozy ones?
Image and recipe: The Kitchen is My Playground
Scented candles can be expensive, so making your own or giving them as presents is a personal touch.
Image and tutorial: Town and Country Living
We posted an article recently on how to protect your woollens against moths over the winter and these DIY lavender bags could be a great non-toxic solution.
Image and tutorial: Gardenista
Our blueberry bushes are just about to be ready to harvest, so what better way to keep the harvest around for longer than this delicious jam.
Images and recipe: Rose Married
What a great change from the normal chicken or lamb roast with this recipe. It uses a lavender salt rub that you can store for 6 months, so as well as the lamb you can experiment adding a touch of lavender to other dishes.
Images and recipe: Food and Travel
And now for some of our favourite lavender or lilac woollens…
WAS £23 NOW £16
“I am thrilled with the colour, it is true to the web site and exactly the sort of jumper I have been looking for. The chain stores do not stock such good quality these days. I am pleased to have found your web site and will be ordering more from you.”
“Have several of these, wear one almost everyday all winter. Perfect warmth and sizing correct. classic style, always looks good and launders beautifully.”
All prices correct on date of publish.