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lavender officionalis



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I bet you can't resist brushing your hand along there as you walk past? How's the Bee population there? - that hedge is bound to be very popular.

28 Jun, 2012

 

bee population suffering here too Mw but plenty of honeybees at the moment, hopeful
i saw my second swarm this week roaring overhead, i love that sight and sound!

28 Jun, 2012

 

Wow . . never experienced that - can only imagine.

28 Jun, 2012

 

Have yet to experience a swarm....but that lavender~ you lucky person. do you make lavender water?

28 Jun, 2012

 

just been googling lavender water, oh heaven :~)))
and added vodka to this week's shopping list!
did you use alcohol for yours? i think those sterilizing jars will be best to use here, Killner jars on the list too.
why didnt i do this before, i just have bunches and little bags everywhere

29 Jun, 2012

 

I love lavenders! Will upload my lavender patch soon :))

29 Jun, 2012

 

I've never had enough to do much with, Resi. I imagined steeping it, like tea. Bet that would work.

30 Jun, 2012

 

how does one make lavender oil? Is a press required? or is it a decoc of lavender in a base oil? Wonder what it would smell like mixed into a very light olive oil? Going to try the vodka...just to be sure it's fresh? ;-)

30 Jun, 2012

 

i am still researching......

30 Jun, 2012

 

there is a company, (I think it's from the U.S.) called Watkins products and they sell herbal stuff...one thing I saw was Grape Seed Oil...supposed to be light and very healthy...wonder how it would combine with lavender or rose? Rose petal salad oil? mmmmm.....

1 Jul, 2012

 

rose petal icecream??

3 Jul, 2012

 

uh oh....;-)

4 Jul, 2012

 

i did actually have one of those in Mottisfont Gardens, one of the most beautiful and best old, walled rose gardens in the uk - in Hampshire- and it was soooo good.
they made them from their own rose petals.

4 Jul, 2012

 

Will have to look it up. have always longed for a walled garden...never been practical until moving here with all the stone...but I'm too old for that labour.
after talking about lavender water...rose water is delightful stuff...I like it on hot days like this ..fill a spritzer and bathe in the aroma.

5 Jul, 2012



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