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Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - 100 lavender plants arrive

Tom Winnifrith
Tuesday 19 January 2021

Day by day we make a little bit more progress. In the house, the upper landing and the smallest bedroom, the box room, is – as of today – lime plastered. Now it needs a lick of paint, some pictures hung and we have another room for guests. Meanwhile, for the gardens, my lavender has arrived as you can see below. 100 plants.

By my calculations, that should be enough to create a lavender hedge, about two and a half feet high, nearly all the way along the lane running down to the hovel on the edge of the vegetable garden that sits above it, where the cherry trees were planted 13 months ago and now flourish. Having looked at the weather forecast, the plants should go in on Friday and over the weekend.  

One day, this lane will see both cherry blossom in the spring followed by a wave of purple lavender flowers giving off a wonderful smell.  From what I read, we should certainly see the lavender this year. As for the cherries, they grow at different rates so some will blossom this year and others we must wait another 12 -24 months.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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