Lavender Planted for First Essential Oil!

We planted our first row of lavender in-between a row of trees in a pear orchard at Burrow Hill - a selection of true English lavender "angustifolia" which produces the most therapeutic, sweet smelling oil. It is unlike the smell we associate with cheap room sprays and soaps which generally uses  the "grosso"  variety as it produces 10 times the  amount oil but which has a sight smell of camphor and is nowhere near as delicious as this! We are looking forward to next summer and seeing this in full bloom!