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Lavender, Lavender 
31st-Jul-2009 04:12 pm
wild flowers
how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Elizaveth Barret Browning

For various reasons, I was unable to attend the Hitchin Lavender Fair with members of Hitchin Stitchin. I had a few lavender bags knitted and ready to fill but events interfered and the bags were forgotten in the scramble to get MWNN home from the middle of nowhere to his mother's funeral.

I was very pleased, therefore, to come across an article in the Mail about the local farm.

ETA Another article in the Telegraph

Stunning image.

31st-Jul-2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
:: FLAILS ::

I want to BE there! :O
31st-Jul-2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Isn't the sky magnificent? We get BIG skies here and the storm brewing above the field is a thing of beauty.

The farm has some plants still flowering (must be the same variety as mine - deep, deep blue) so the shop is open to visitors. Want a lavender-filled hand-knitted pot-pouri bag?
31st-Jul-2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Lovely! There was an aricle in The NY Times about a Lavender Festival in Sonoma, California.

Edited at 2009-08-01 00:21 (UTC)
2nd-Aug-2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
No mention of England, I suppose no-one expects the climate to support such a sun-seeking plant. But then the micro-climate in Hitchin isn't exactly typical for England.
31st-Jul-2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Wow. To think we came all these miles for lavender fields! (Mind you, we also have the sunshine, wine, castles and ruins etc...)
2nd-Aug-2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
We have all that in Hitchin - apart from the wine. Give us time and I'm sure we can manage that too :)
31st-Jul-2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
OH WOW. Stunning!

I'm still using the lavender oil!!!

AND I have a half-bar of the soap in the freezer. I AM VERY FRUGAL WITH IT. When I *need* it, it's there :D
2nd-Aug-2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
31st-Jul-2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Wow - that pic is awesome!!!
2nd-Aug-2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
It is. I have some of my own that aren't as good because of the lack of storm clouds.
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