Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green.
When I am King, dilly dilly, you shall be Queen.
I love to dance, dilly dilly, I love to sing.
When I am Queen, dilly, dilly, you'll be my King.
That's one of the songs of my childhood although it's actually a seventeenth century song and even I'm not that old!
|Lavender and the shadow of me!|
And maybe it's one of the reasons I love lavender. Soon after I moved into this house I saw an advert for some free lavender plugs (but with a hefty P&P charge) and I sent for some. They seemed to take for ever to get going but this year they are perfect. There are several varieties but don't ask me which! I planted them in my front garden so everyone going past can enjoy them and even more important the bees and butterflies can enjoy them and I can see them from where I sit watching the world go by.
Today I collected a small bunch for the house. They are destined for my bedside as lavender is supposed to aid sleep.
I hope you enjoy my lavender too.