Nowadays, in many gardens and orchards you can see the beautiful bushes of lavender, which ennoble the garden and make it much more comfortable. Initially, lavender comes to us from the Mediterranean coast, where there were no human care. Now, when the lavender became frequent attribute of our gardens, it can be used in very different ways. You can cut out a living fence, because the plant is easy to any topiary, it will perfectly frame the lawn, lawn or garden. Also seated lavender bushes in large groups or alone among the other plants that will refresh any landscape! Attracts it and what can grow in harsh conditions: it is not afraid of dry, wind and poor soil nutrients. It can even tolerate frost dvadtsatigradusny e! The only thing that can make lavender, this heavy soil with plenty of moisture.
If you want to propagate lavender bushes, you can easily do so. There are many ways of reproduction:. Cuttings length of about 9 cm These cuttings can be taken from the stems in autumn, which is half hardened, but you can spring on shoots that have not yet blossomed. Another easy way to propagate lavender: take a twig, put it horizontally and sprinkle on top of the compost, keeping it a few months later in a sufficiently moist until the plant does not take root. For next spring you can plant the lavender for permanent habitation. To plant you happy for a long time, in the first year of life should be cut lavender inflorescences even before flowering, then your bush is lush and blooming. After 6-7 years it is necessary to cut off the entire upper part of the bush, leaving only stumps, protruding above the ground.
Lavender herb, medicinal properties and contraindications
Lavender is not only beautiful plant, but also excellent drug which helps many ailments and diseases. To make a decoction of the lavender to collect it in the flowering rush, tie in bunches and dry in a place where the sun does not get and a lot of wind. Dried lavender bunches need to knead and put in a bag and store in a dry place. In one cup of boiling water diluted with a tablespoon of dry powdered mixture, draw for 15-20 minutes. Drink infusion to 4 times a day for half-cup. This broth is almost universal, because it can help problem skin, improve the condition of hair, nails and soothe the nervous system and relieve insomnia. it also affects the internal state of the body: on the heart, brain and immune system. To eliminate diseases of the joints, you can use oil of lavender, which is necessary to insist a half to two months in a closed container in a place where the sun does not penetrate. should mix the crushed flowers with sunflower oil to obtain this oil (1 to 5).