Last year I had a flourishing bay bush in a pot but after the winter months all the leaves turned brown and fell off, one by one. I should have protected it through the bitterly cold weather. A few weeks ago I cut it right back, meaning to then dig it out of the pot and discard it, but didn't get round to the second part. The other day, lo and behold, I noticed that it's sending up new leaves from the bottom. It has therefore been granted a stay of execution . . . and I am hoping.
And here's the second one, with two more snapping at its heels. Yum yum!