Some experimentation is needed to see what will work and what doesn't. With summer short and brutal, getting new plantings into the real world outside takes a good amount of time so that the young plants have a shot at surviving. Since the catastrophic wet failure of the clay soil this summer of 2020, although drained, it was still too wet - hence just parts of plants survived giving the overall field a thumbs down in looks. Trying a raised bed with a mixture of sand and soils this autumn will prove that lavender can be grown and raised in this sunny location. The young plants will be covered with a special white, light and breathable cover that protects against frost. Although the snows will squish the plantings, they should regain their shape again in the late spring.