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Springing into action. Updates from the gardens

The warmer weather is most welcome as we pick up the pace in the gardens and nursery. As you can imagine, there's a lot to do!

Head Gardener, Julia Snowball shakes the dirt off her gardening gloves to share a few spring updates from the team.

The Plant Nursery

We're tending to the 40+ varieties of mint which are propagated right here at Yorkshire Lavender. You can find all sorts of wonderful variations, from traditional menthol scents to fruity accents like strawberry, lime and orange - rather nice in a G&T, we've been told.

We're also potting on some of the other culinary herbs and plants, such as thyme, rosemary and lemon verbena.

Going wild in the meadow

For the next few weeks, we'll be taking advantage of the moist soil and rising temperature to plant wild flowers in the meadow. This area of land, sloping downwards with a view over the Howardian Hills, has been a meadow more than 100 years so we have a wonderful tradition to maintain.

We're adding Oxeye Daisies, Cowslips, Primulas and many more varieties which we hope will bloom beautifully (and attract even more bees) in the coming months.

Signs of life

It's not just the plants starting to bud and blossom. We also spotted tadpoles hatching in the pond this week. We'll be keeping out eyes out for the frogs later in the season.

Getting green fingers?

If you've been wanting to brush up on your gardening skills, we've got some wonderful workshops coming up.

Whether you'd like to learn how to propagate plants yourself, or are curious about how to arrange a beautiful Lavender hanging basket to attract the bees, we've got something for you. Take a look at what's coming up this season.


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