Lavender Munstead - 110 seeds
This popular variety of lavender as been a much loved favourite for many years now and for good reason too. Ideal for edging and hedging, not only does its highly aromatic leave and flowers sooth the senses, it’s also a fantastic plant for attracting beneficial pollinating insects such as the native bumble bee.
Sow from late winter to summer. For best results the seeds should be prechilled before sowing. To do this sow the seeds just below the surface of any good compost. Seal the seeds and container inside a polythene bag and place in a fridge (not freezer) for 6 weeks, checking occasionally to make sure none germinate in the fridge. Then place in a temperature of 15-18C (60-65F). Germination should take 1-3 months after this.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 8cm (3in) pots and place in a coldframe.