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31/07/2014 at 16:51
One of my foxgloves grew more over 8ft with a flower head of 4ft
is this normal? Liz Bridger
31/07/2014 at 16:59

Elizabeth.........depending what type you have, I wouldn't say it is abnormal.

The basic  ones can certainly reach the size you mention without too much trouble

31/07/2014 at 18:53

The wild pink ones in my garden grow anything from 3 to 8 feet.

01/08/2014 at 20:26
I don't know if anyone else does this but I cut the flower spikes as above, then I lay them straight onto a seed tray filled with compost, so when the seeds fall out from the seed heads straight into the tray, germinate and then prick out into pots to 'over winter'.
When all done all I have to do is remove the withered stems onto the compost to recycle.

Works every time. Hope this helps others.

Best regards.
01/08/2014 at 22:34

Well I should find out next summer cos I've got foxgloves coming out of my ears right now 

01/08/2014 at 22:36

I find they can seed and sow without any input from me

02/08/2014 at 05:55

On any one flower spike there will be seed capsules which are immature at the top, others that have already escaped at the bottom, and ready-to-collect ones in between. Collect some capsules from the middle, place in a paper bag, shake and hey presto you have ten million seeds. They are minute so only need sprinkling where you want them to germinate, including your seed tray. No need to cover.

03/08/2014 at 12:30
Hi can anyone expand further on the next steps. Totally novice gardener!!
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