Echium Vulgare

The late lockdowns spoiled our plans for a the wild flower bed by the chapel’s gable end and subsequent seedings seem to have yielded little. Yet one plant has returned and seems to thrive in the relatively poor soil- Viper’s Bugloss. For reasons not immediately apparent, a number of these large plants with their bold, blue flowers are flourishing along our path. I suspect they self-seeded and are still continuing the process.

I was told a few days ago by a pastor that certain members of his congregation have still not returned ‘after Covid’ What exactly these people are still waiting for, I cannot tell. We too lost folk during that period, but the ones that remain, I think, flourish all the more.