#Lavender’s popularity extends way beyond the garden and has infiltrated just about every aspect of everyday life. So, if you, too, live for lavender you can…
The classic Ealing comedy The Lavender Hill Mob (1951); Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in Ladies in Lavender (2004) or re-runs of Dad’s Army featuring Private Pike who was, of course, played by Ian Lavender
The early Beach Boys song Lavender on their compilation album Lost & Found (1961–62) or that favourite folk song, Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly.
Myrtle Reed’s classic Victorian romance Lavender and Old Lace (1902); Jerome K. Jerome’s comic collection Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green (1895) or The Harry Potter books and reacquaint yourself with Ron Weasley’s first girlfriend – Lavender Brown
Cool, restful lavender is definitely an in colour and paint manufacturers are going overboard to meet the demand. Here’s just a selection of matt emulsion lavender colours currently available: French Lavender, Gentle Lavender, Glimpse of Lavender, Lavender Falls, Lavender Freeze, Lavender Frost, Lavender Jewel, Lavender Life, Lavender Lining, Lavender Link, Lavender Luster, Lavender Magic, Lavender Meadow, Lavender Sparkle, Lavender Splash, Lavender Splash, Lavish Lavender, Lingering Lavender , Lure of Lavender, Misty Lavender, Scottich (sic) Lavender and Sweet Lavender.
The Lavender Line – a preserved railway running between Isfield and Worth Halt in the East Sussex Parish of Little Horsted.