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30/06/2014 at 21:12
On the subject of Foxgloves,my little chaps are doing well but what I'm thinking is what plan of action I take when summer draws to a close. Do I leave them in pots and put in a cold frame (which I don't have) or plant them in the ground in their final positions.The biggest plants are now about 3" high and about 4" across. They are Excelsiors by the way,if that makes any difference.
30/06/2014 at 21:22

Plant them in the ground Fishy, as soon as you have the space for them

30/06/2014 at 21:29

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.

30/06/2014 at 21:49
What a glorious sight that must have been wonderboy. I've heard that of foxgloves and with the seeds needing light to germinate it would make perfect sense

Thank you nut for your wisdom as ever. I've got space already but have been worried about snail/slugs descending on them before they get sufficiently large.Sometimes I'm worried I mollycoddle my plants too much,maybe I should just plant them and be done with it.
30/06/2014 at 21:52

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.

30/06/2014 at 22:02

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

30/06/2014 at 22:12

At least we have our memories...

17/07/2014 at 10:41

Thanks to all for your advice with this.  Foxgloves moved, fingers crossed. 

Next project is to move a big lavender plant, any suggestions?

thank you


17/07/2014 at 10:53

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. 

17/07/2014 at 13:59

I always thought that they was poisonous 

17/07/2014 at 14:40

Hi Liam, many garden plants are poisonous and yes, foxgloves are one of them. 

17/07/2014 at 21:44

Thanks Edd I may give it a go and harvest lots of lavender in the process.  

Lavender tea anyone?

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