Plant: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) |
I planted lavender in the front garden in the first year that I planted anything in it. I remember buying 3 plants, but I can’t tell you how many are left now.
I planted them next to the path, thinking that they would smell nice as you approached the house. Very soon after that, we stopped using the front door completely.
The plants are almost completely overgrown with Virginia creeper, grape hyacinth and pink hyacinths. I had planted them with Californian poppies, and occasionally a self sewn remnant of those pops through too.
I remember one year hacking the lavender back because it seemed to be too rampant, but I don’t think it liked it, and this is the result.
I had to take a picture of the 7 spot ladybird I found on it today. It will make my friend Nutmeg happy :-)