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How do you all know so much, particularly when to plant things outside?..Some of you people know so much about gardening it's quite impressive.
I'm just starting out with my border idea and i'm pretty sure I want some foxgloves, but considering they're bienniel I wont see them flower next year if I plant by seed this year. Should I buy a couple of plants in spring and put them down? Or should I plant them now? If I get them from Crocus will they flower summer 2014?
I'm also going to plant some rudbeckia, echinacea and have to think of others...my plot if 3m x 1.5m and has slightly acid soil in partial shade.
If you want them to flower next year you need to plant fairly large plants now - seeds won't do.
you can buy bundles of biennials like wallflowers from GCs and markets in autumn. I'd look around for foxgloves sold thesame way, they'd be a cheaper option than large plants bought in spring