The other day I was admiring a row of Lavandula angustifolia in The Buns’ garden. “I was just thinking” I said to Mrs Bun, who was troubled that I had drifted into some kind of pollen induced coma “that you can’t beat good old English lavender.”  Relieved that the body inaction was just due toContinue reading “Prerogative”

Lavendula stoechas – French Lavender

Our Grand Plan for the Mantle Estate last year was very simple.  It was do what you can, consolidate and hide the rest.  A particularly troublesome area was dominated by a huge tree peony.  The monster was relocated.  If my memory serves me correctly, in my capacity of official photographer and heckler, it involved huffing andContinue reading “Lavendula stoechas – French Lavender”