Lavender grows equally well in pots and in the ground. You can grow lavender successfully in terracotta pots as it has a high tolerance of dry conditions.

Lavender is a great companion plant for other vegetables and herbs. If planted in the ground it can be shaped to make a lovely border hedge.

Plant in full sun. It can tolerate poor soil but needs good drainage, as its roots can rot if damp. Lavender grows best from cuttings.

Water once a week. Once established, lavender is drought resistant.  Prune in Spring.

Lavender comes in three main types, English, Italian and French. The English variety (also known as true lavender) gives the best perfume, and holds its scent best when dried.