Margaret Roberts' awe-inspiring knowledge in the field of herbs has long been an inspiration to serious gardeners and commercial growers. "The Lavender Book" is a succinct yet comprehensive guide to the lavender types and varieties suitable to local conditions and is intended to get you outdoors and growing your own lavender without further ado. Using her own trials at the Herbal Centre, she offers practical instruction on propagating, planting, nurturing and harvesting lavender. Also included in this collection of lavender wisdom is a treasure trove of original recipes and craft ideas. Recipes follow a clear step-by-step format and are interwoven with useful hints and tips. The use of lavender medicinally, in aromatherapy and as an insect repellant will appeal to the growing body of concerned people who aspire to a more natural organic way of life. This is the ultimate book on lavender for the gardener, the commercial grower, the craftsman, the cook, the beauty therapist and for everyone else in between.