Foxgloves

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sandra

Foxgloves

Well there you go, now amok. Love them, no staking required and how they multiply !

Tried to introduce a cultivated one - no way. The old types just took over. Survival of the fittest or what ?

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Biggles !

foxgloves

delightful :0)

The ditches alongside the lanes are now becoming deep purple with foxgloves which are taking over from the tall spiky white flowered plant. Before that the ditches were awash with bluebells and cowslips and a pretty little white flower. Perhaps next year I'll make the time to identify these wild flowers I don't know the names of. I like foxgloves and the local wild variety is quite stunning. The wild strawbs are good as well with their beautiful pink flowers. Now have a couple of plants thriving in my garden :0)

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sandra

Foxgloves

They just make me smile !
Always reproduce in the front of a border of course never the back where you want them !
Dig them out replant where they should be, look annoyed for a few days and then simply thrive.
Mine will be here until the next frosts and so structural. A plant to savour I feel.

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Biggles !

foxgloves

I must get some for our border but that will probably have to wait a year or three. I didn't realise they lasted up to the frosts.

The wild ones just look brilliant for a few days and then disappear :0(

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sandra

Foxgloves

As long as you remove flowers before they start to seed or as I do just hack them back with gay abandon they continue to put up new growth and flower. Maybe not quite as impressive as the initial show but not far off !

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Biggles !

foxgloves....

thank you so much Sandra, a lot of good advice in one day. Thank you and very much appreciated :0)

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sandra

Foxgloves

How very kind !!
Thank you.

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Essex Girl

Foxgloves

The one in my mother's garden has just rotted away this year, unfortunately. I love them - we see a lot growing in the hedgerows around Sussex.

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sandra

Foxgloves

They are biennial not perennial !

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Grannie Cool

Biggles.

That little white flower you saw might well be a Wood Anemone. They love woodland and shady places. When I was little, living in Surrey, I used to pick them along with bluebells. Alas they don't like being picked and put in a jam jar!

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Mouldy Sok

Foxgloves

This is my first post ever so please be gentle with me. I have Holly hocks in my garden which are the same as foxglove but different. They are both beautiful.

mouldy sok

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Grannie Cool

Mouldy Sok

Welcome Mouldy Sok. We are a very friendly bunch on here and an absolute mine of information. Enjoy.

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JAMES

Foxgloves.

Yes, welcome Mouldy Sok.

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