HITCHIN LAVENDER FIELDS
A real treat for the family... A trip to Hitchin lavender fields is always a must for this time of year.
I've spent many a happy moment watching my girls running through the fields and collecting armfuls of gorgeous fragrant lavender.
My eldest daughter running through the field.
Admission to the +Hitchenlavender is just £4.00 per person with free admission to children under 14.
You are then given a bag and a pair of scissors to snip away till your hearts content.
There is also a beautiful old barn that has been converted into a tea room and I can recommend the cream tea!
Also available for weddings and I really couldn't think of a lovelier venue... You could be mistaken for thinking your in the French countryside. www.hitchinlavender.co.uk
Returning home with bundles of beautiful lavender I decided to make a summer time wreath for my newly painted front door.
To make one you will need: a large bunch of lavender in bud.
Wire cutters & scissors
Ribbon for tying.
Glass of wine optional....
It's so simple start with small handfuls of about 5 sprigs and wrap around the wire, keep adding in the same quantity a little further up each time and continue wrapping around the wire until it is long enough to start bending into your shape, you could have a hoop, I've gone for a heart.
Fill in the gaps with extra lavender trimming off any stems as you go.
Leave to dry out for a few days, this will make it firm and should then hang nicely.
Finally add some ribbon and hang on a door.