Our recycled Lavender wedding favour seed packet is perfect for attracting bees (and Silver Y moths, if you are into moths!) They absolutely love it! A great way to encourage your guests to grow Lavender for the bees by giving them lavender wedding favours.
This lavender wedding favour seed packet is made from quality recycled paper and measures 9 x 12 cm. The Lavender seeds (Vera variety) are in a sealed plastic wallet and the sowing instructions are printed on the back. Please let us know your personalisation details above.
what can we tell you about Lavender?
In Christian folk lore it is said that Lavender possessed no scent at all until the Virgin Mary spread Christ’s swaddling clothes on a Lavender bush to dry – from this moment on, it adopted its characteristic scent.
It was an ingredient in “Four Thieves Vinegar”, which was supposed to render immunity from plague to those who robbed plague victims after death. Although another theory says that “four thieves vinegar” is simply a corruption of “Forthave’s vinegar,” a popular concoction created by a Richard Forthave.
Carry Lavender and you will be able to see ghosts. Plant around the outside of the house to keep out evil spirits and bad luck.
Lavender is a very useful, versatile herb. Turner’s herbal of 1551 recommended sewing Lavender into a cap to aid the brain.
Spouses who place Lavender flowers in their bed will never quarrel.
Charles VI of France insisted on having Lavender cushions available to sit on wherever he went.
Elizabeth I ordered her gardeners to have fresh Lavender flowers available every day.
In Medieval and Renaissance Britain, washer women were known as lavenders – they dried laundry on Lavender bushes to help scent the material.
In seventeenth century London, during times of plague, people were advised to wear a bunch of Lavender around each wrist to protect from plague.
Make a Lavender disinfectant by simmering leaves and small stems for 30 minutes. Strain and use.
Placing a sprig of Lavender behind the ear may cure a headache.
Lavender oil was used as an antiseptic in World War I, treating ulcers, sores and burns. Massage a couple of drops of oil into the temples for a headache. It takes up to 150 lb of flowering tops to produce 1 lb of essential oil.
Apply the oil to a nit comb and comb through the hair to help eliminate headlice.
The Victorians made a furniture polish from Lavender. It was also a major ingredient in most smelling salts of the time, which were used as a remedy for fainting.
A couple of drops of oil on your pillow can help insomnia, or place some Lavender inside your pillowcase.
Lavender also fights inflammation and infection. Use it to treat eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and athlete’s foot. Lavender oil also neutralises poisons in insect and snake bites.
To make a Lavender skin toner, infuse Lavender buds in witch hazel extract for two weeks. Strain and mix with spring or rose water. Good for oily skin.
Lavender bath – steep a handful of dried Lavender buds in boiling water for 20 minutes. Strain and pour liquid into bath.
Always seek the advice of a qualified herbalist before using – the above is for information purposes only.
How to sow the Lavender seeds in our lavender seed packet wedding favour
Sprinkle the seeds onto a pot or tray of peat-free compost – adding grit or sand will help with drainage. Cover them with a light layer of compost. Water. Place somewhere warm and light to germinate, a window sill or conservatory is perfect. Once the seeds have germinated and you have healthy little Lavender plant seedlings, carefully remove them from the tray, one at a time, and replant into a small pot. Grow on and keep repotting until you have a small Lavender bush that you can plant into a sunny well-drained part of the garden. Lavender can also be grown in big pots – just remember to feed them now and again! Lavender also benefits from a bit of a haircut in early spring to keep it tidy and encourage more growth.