So,I will try to remember what I wrote:
For the last couple of weeks I have known that my lavender plants needed harvesting of their beautiful purple tipped fronds. I threw these fifteen plants into plastic buckets when we moved house last year at short notice.
They have been in these buckets ever since and despite this I get a pretty decent amount off them on a regular basis over the warmer months.
This is my haul from two thirds of the bucketed lavender. I will dry it in bunches to sell on my Sweet Mary stall next year. I may even get the rest of it cut tomorrow. It is a time consuming task but one I do enjoy. You can sort of drift off, listening to the radio and smelling the sweet smelling lavender.
I buy in the lavender rubbings that are used in some of my Sweet Mary products as I cannot realistically grow and harvest enough for my needs. It is spray free and comes from a boutique farm in the Wairarapa.