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Plant them in the ground Fishy, as soon as you have the space for them
Just an interesting story about foxgloves. I live in the New Forest and a few years ago a local wood had a lot of the tree canopy removed. One result was the most fantastic display of pink Foxgloves. If I said there was a carpet of them 50 yards wide and about half a mile long I don't think I would be exaggerating. Their must have been thousands. The seeds must have been dormant for years and the increase in springtime light levels woke them up. It only happened for a few years and now the display is no more, again.
Plant them and be done with it Fishy
Maybe the digitalin will slow their hearts so much they stop. I don't think they're a favourite food. Someone will tell you if they are.
WoodgreenW We had the same experience here in West Lothian. The council were expanding a country park and unearthed so many foxglove seeds. I wish I'd had my camera because it only lasted two years - but what a sight
At least we have our memories...
Thanks to all for your advice with this. Foxgloves moved, fingers crossed.
Next project is to move a big lavender plant, any suggestions?
If it has flowered (or has dead flowers left) then cut the whole plant back by 1/3 then move it with as much root system as possible. You may get another flourish of flowers before Autumn.
I always thought that they was poisonous
Hi Liam, many garden plants are poisonous and yes, foxgloves are one of them.
Thanks Edd I may give it a go and harvest lots of lavender in the process.
Lavender tea anyone?