Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sweet Lavender

The Lavender bushes are in full flower...the scent is heavenly!
We have had some very hot days and it's wonderful brushing past the lavender bushes in the garden.

this is one of the english lavenders ...I'm not sure which variety,  the bush is very old and woody..I still love it ...


tomorrow if it's still hot and sunny I will cut it , tie it in bunches and hang it up in the garage to dry.

I love making lavender bags, last year I had a very old faded worn doily that I sewed up the sides, filled with dried lavender and some lemon verbena hangs on the bedroom door and it's sweet fragrance is subtle and delightful... I have rather a large stack of hoarded up doilies I think I will make a lot more of these soon...very quick and easy.

The English lavender has quite a short flowering season so I also grow the French lavender or Lavender Stoechas, this has flowers virtually all year round and seems pretty hardy even in our cold winters.

Had a wee peek in my lovely The Secret Language of Flowers by Samantha Gray, and this is what it had to say.....

Every night I have a bath scented with lavender's simple pleasures.....

Lavender Grey -  Lavender Blue
Perfume wrapt in the sky's own hue  


The other day this dear wee fellow was making his way across the lawn...he allowed me to get very close and didn't seem to mind having his picture taken....I think he/she may well have been related to Mrs Tiggy Winkle as it was very busy and  bustled about ....

A friend gave me some very pretty roses...

There were some beautiful evenings  where the light gilded the trees...

 I had some hours in the garden which were very pleasant, a little bit of stitching, some reading and so the week has passed very pleasantly and peacefully.

Have a happy week.


  1. I ADORED this post. LAVENDER & HEDGIES ...two of my fave things ~ honestly ! This refreshing post was so what I needed this morn.
    We are still nestled in snow in New England and I have been under the weather.
    Thank you for this treat!

  2. Thank you for your kind's the loveliest thing about blogland to find kindred spirits.
    Hope you are soon feeling better,and the sun comes out for you soon.
    We live in the south of the South Island of NZ, and we love when we get some snow, it usually only lasts a day or two though..maybe we love it so much because it's fleeting.
    Have a happy week.

  3. I stumbled upon your blog and what a serendipitous find it has been! Your lovely pictures and bits of poetry make your entries so warm and inviting. As an Alaskan I have a rather high standard of beauty in nature, and it is such a refreshing treat to see your environment and the beauty of your country. As a mother of three small children I don't often get time to brush up on my Goethe or Dickinson, so a brief read of your posts is the equivalent of a relaxing bath or cup of warm tea in the middle of the day (also things I don't get much of these days!) Thank you for sharing!