The ultimate book on lavender for the gardener, commercial grower, craftsman, cook, beauty therapist and everyone else in between with an interest in and appreciation of this versatile plant.
Margaret Roberts' awe-inspiring knowledge in the field of herbs has long been an inspiration to serious gardeners and commercial growers. The Lavender Book is a succinct yet comprehensive guide to the lavender types and varieties suitable to local conditions and is intended to get you outdoors and growing your own lavender without further ado. Using her own trials at the Herbal Centre at De Wildt in the North West Province, Margaret offers practical instructions on propagating, planting, nurturing and harvesting lavender.
Also included in this collection of lavender wisdom is a treasure trove of original recipes and crafts ideas. Recipes follow a clear step-by-step format and are interwoven with useful hints and tips. The use o f lavender medicinally, in aromatherapy and as an insect repellent will appeal to the growing body of concerned people who aspire to a more natural and organic way of life.