no, it's not lavender, If it has a strong smell it could be some sort of salvia but I don't recognise it
Foxgloves are native to the uk and hardy everywhere here, they look after themselves.
I'm very fond of some of my weeds
likely, or a seedling of same
If you a swallow cherry stone a cherry tree grows out of your ear.
the hedging plant is a dogwood, don't know which one,
the bindweed is Convolvulus arvensis field bindweed
and I think the mauve daisy, last, is Erigeron glaucus
if you boil an egg for too long it goes soft again
people are so frightened of fungus yet most of it is beneficial
I find this often happens, it will be splendid next year. We make a clear distinction between annual, biennial and perennial but the plants don't. I sowed some foxgloves very late last year, about half flowered this year and the rest are large clumps of leaves for next year flowering. Nothing wrong with your plant or your technique.
I need a fleet of gloves, extra-tough ones for shredding, medium ones for general weeding and pruning and some lightweight ones for mixing up composts. Most have a very short life.
Gloves need to be sold singly, I can always find a left hand glove with no holes but right handers are hard to come by.