Last year when a small potted lavender plant that Toad brought home one day had finished flowering, I put it in an empty corner. Empty corners don’t stay empty for long on the Boggy Brae and this was no exception. Bistort, bugle and young ferns, not to mention random grasses, soon hid the wee pot. Yesterday I noticed a tiny bit of lavender blue poking through (top left in first photo) and today a larger bit. Since the plant seems quite happy under its plant blanket, I’m going to leave it where it is for the time being.

Funny how once you see a colour where you might not have been expecting it, your eyes seem somehow attuned to it and see more. I spotted two blue leaf hoppers near the lavender and then the apparently blue edge of a snail shell.