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In Pictures: Purple haze as lavender blooms in Sussex

The heavily scented crop provided an eye-catching scene.

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Andrew Elms, owner of Lordington Lavender in West Sussex, inspects the rows of lavender on his farm near Chichester (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Andrew Elms, owner of Lordington Lavender in West Sussex, inspects the rows of lavender on his farm near Chichester (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Andrew Elms, owner of Lordington Lavender in West Sussex, inspects the rows of lavender on his farm near Chichester (Andrew Matthews/PA)

A part of West Sussex turned an eye-catching shade of purple as the crops at Lordington Lavender bloomed.

Andrew Elms was out early among the riot of colour in the heavily scented fields on his farm.

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