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Lavender to lift the mood

I’ve been a bit headachy today – probably the thunderstorms for the second day in a row. So I sipped some water, picked up my secateurs and gloves and headed outside to trim back the old flower heads. I snipped a bunch of lavender too as it’s just starting to flower, the smell is quite fabulous.

Did my headache go away? Not entirely, but the effect of pottering in the garden for just 20 minutes made me feel so much better for several hours. I was planning a bike ride with the children late afternoon, but then the thunder storm decided to break over our village and now it’s too wet – and dark – to hope for that. Happily, the smell of lavender in the kitchen is reminding us it is still actually summer!

Lavender ready to flower