Further Information about Lavender Hedging
About Lavender Hedges
Believed to originate from the Mediterranean, India and The Middle East, Lavender is one of the most recognisable plant species in the world. The plant has been used extensively throughout history for its herbal properties and floral fragrance. Today, it is grown commercially for its anti-inflammatory properties, with its oil used on skin complaints such as acne, burns and insect bites.
Lavender hedges are evergreen, meaning they give structure throughout every season. They are characterised for their blue and purple spires, which gardeners can enjoy all year round. The plants are also extremely beneficial for pollinators, with bees and butterflies being extremely attracted to their alluring scent.
The growth rate of lavender hedging is moderate reaching a maximum height of 60-90cm in flower depending on the variety. This makes them the ideal plant for edging and bordering, whilst bringing a touch of colour to your outdoor space.
Benefits of Lavender Hedge Plants in your Garden
The lavender hedge has a large number of benefits for gardeners compared to conventional hedging varieties:
- Great for pollinators. Lavender is known as one of the most beneficial species to plant that benefits pollinators such as honey bees. Not only are you helping your local honey bee population, but you’re also attracting them to your area making them more likely to pollinate other plants in your garden.
- Acts as a natural insect repellent. One of the lesser-known benefits of lavender is that it acts as a natural insect repellent. Homeowners enjoying their gardens in the summer will benefit from lavender repelling a number of insects including mosquitoes, moths, fleas, and flies, which are more of a nuisance in summer months.
- It smells incredible. Having a lavender hedge in your garden creates a wonderful smell that both you and your neighbours can enjoy. You’ll also benefit from the fragrance when the flowers have dried, as they still retain their scent. These dried flowers can also be used indoors as potpourri and sachets.
Lavender hedging plants require slightly more care compared to other hardier hedging plants, but it’s definitely worth the effort if you want to reap the benefits. We offer a large range of varieties including English lavender hedges, french lavender hedges, vera lavender, Provence blue and more. Browse our varieties above for more information.
Why Choose Hopes Grove Nurseries?
Hopes Grove Nurseries are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of lavender hedging and other hedge varieties. We’re specialists at growing plant species that are lovingly grown into high-quality plants ready to place in your garden. For over 30 years, we’ve developed an expertise for different hedge types, from box hedging to cherry hedges.
What makes us different? Our passion separates us from our competition. Each and every plant is grown exclusively by us, and given the TLC it deserves. This way, we’re able to retain our extremely high-quality control procedures, so our plants are delivered to you in perfect condition. Our committed staff work 365 days a year in all weathers to ensure your lavender hedges are in the best condition possible. Over half a million planting varieties are grown across our 80-acre site.
If you’re interested in our lavender hedges, take a look at our range above, simply get in touch, or buy online today.