It is always alive with the sound of bees.
The Lavender nestles into the ever-growing Rosemary bush just behind it, creating a most incredible mix of fragrance.
And poppies, now in pod, hide amidst the tall flowers.
Lavender is renowned for it's calming, soothing, properties. If I've had a difficult or stressful day, you can often find me brushing the head of a Lavender flower, or one of the leaves, on my wrists, taking the relaxing scent with me as a perfume.
In medieval times they used to scatter Lavender flowers on the floor in houses, so as people walked on it they would crunch it, releasing the smell. A medieval air freshener!
The smell also transports me back to my Grandma's house, and her dressing table with Lavender talc - the sort that used to come in a huge pot with a powder puff. I would often sneak upstairs to put some of it on me, desperately trying to make sure I left no white powdered evidence on the table top; I don't think I ever managed it! And even after all these years the smell of Lavender takes me straight back to nestling into her arms wrapped around me as a child.
Linking up today with Helvetica Handmade for 'How Does Your Garden Grow?'