It's been a very dry Spring and now that the rains have finally arrived our lavender field is breathing a wee sigh of relief... as are we! Less evenings walking the newly planted rows with a watering can! However, where there is rain there are WEEDS. The dreaded pesky little friends dare to invade our plants and as I fought the blazing heat we have had in the last few days to weed the rows, today I decided to take to the field very early to beat the heat and rain with the
Lothian Lavender is currently the only lavender grower in Scotland. My family farm is a haven for wildlife with hares, deer, barn owls and bats a regular site around the woods, farm steading and fields. Two years ago when my husband decided it was time to indulge in his lifetime passion for old tractors and purchase his first, I was excited at the possibility of using his vintage tractor to create the lavender field of my dreams. Small wheels and a tighter turning circle tha
Lothian Lavender is currently the only lavender grower in Scotland. Throughout 2016 and 2017, approximately 1000 lavender plants will be planted in total across a small paddock on the family farm. The original lavender field supporting the business was located 11 miles away outside North Berwick, where the land was nearer sea level and the weather was kinder in general. After a trial plot was created in the veggie garden, I chose 'Grosso' to be the main crop in the new field
Lothian Lavender is currently the only lavender grower in Scotland. My family farm is nestled at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills in East Lothian, just outside the conservation village of Gifford. Known as the 'Garden of Scotland', East Lothian has proven itself to be well suited to growing lavender.
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