Monthly archives: May, 2019

Lavender plant alternatives

Recent weather extremes, particularly in London and the Home Counties, have meant Lavender tends to perform poorly.  Mild and wet weather often leads to root damage while an early heatwave or late cold winds can limit flowering.  Last summer, the cold spring followed by a sudden heatwave caused some Lavender to be in flower for only a




My garden in early summer

It’s taken a few years but this year our Iris thrived on the early heatwave