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05/06/2013 at 19:23

Hello everyone, not seen a single foxglove in flower yet, amazed at how late they are. Lots of healthy leaves and just a start of flower buds on a couple


05/06/2013 at 19:26

yep my inspiration pink just opened.  my neighbour has a garden full of seed raised ones

05/06/2013 at 19:42

Mine have opened at the bottom of the spike - but it's a slow process, and definitely later than usual.  (West Somerset area)

05/06/2013 at 19:47

Almost, maybe a couple of days yet.

05/06/2013 at 20:35

Mine started opening this week.


05/06/2013 at 20:41

Same here LeadFarmer look like pink in colour.

05/06/2013 at 21:21

Some of my white ones should open in the next few days but the normal pink ones and the perennial ones are much further behind.

05/06/2013 at 21:26

Some of the purpureas are showing colour.. Not a lot of action elsewhere.

05/06/2013 at 22:00

We saw a few wild ones blooming in south Cornwall last week - we've got some white ones just beginning to open today in our garden here in Norfolk.

 If you look at the white one at the back of the shady bank - nearest to the lantern-shaped bird feeder - it was showing colour when I photographed it on Monday - now it's just beginning to open - there are some others on the bank beginning to open too - the ones in the foreground aren't as advanced.

05/06/2013 at 22:06

I've a few opening at the bottom of their spikes, most are in bud though. 

05/06/2013 at 22:47

Been away for a few days and they have are opening now (since Sunday)

06/06/2013 at 00:01

Mine (all self seeded are flowering here in South Devon.

06/06/2013 at 00:26

Beautiful picture Dove.

None of mine are in flower yet, but they're planted at the bottom of a north facing fence so I expect to be behind. Lovely to see the flower spikes springing up like a promise of summer though.

I had been planning on buying some more until 15 or so seedlings popped up in the bottom of a potted up potentilla. There's not much I love more than free plants, especially ones probably dropped off by the birds.

06/06/2013 at 13:40

I've got one out. Sort of pinkish. I have had Apricot something in the past and it's probably a descendent. Looking pretty poor otherwise. Some of the plants are not going to flower. Must be triennnials. Weather effect do you think?

06/06/2013 at 19:27

my inspiration pink is flowering.   looks good,,,,so far

06/06/2013 at 19:42

I've got a white or peach one that is showing signs of buds, but not much else.

Hadn't thought that some of them might not flower....... I take it they will flower next? I grew loads of white and peach ones last year will have to take a closer look at them. I would say so nut...........sounds like to the plant it's not worth flowering and setting seed so late in the year. Seen some Lupin buds coming through, didn't think I see them before the foxglvoes

That looks a lovely spot Dove

06/06/2013 at 22:31

There's not been much to encourage growth since they seeded last year. I'd hoped for better things this year. Last year we had a mass of fosgloves this year will be very poor.

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