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Fox gloves

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 19:31

I'm sure these were perennial, I'm usually so careful to ensure that. They were right next to a perennial sunflower , a pink and a white with crimsen spots. It's raining otherwise I would be out with my torch looking for the name. 

looks like i ke I may be routing around at dads for seedlings if my 2 don't come through, I hoped they would add some height and something for the bees. 

Fox gloves

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 19:02

I'm not sure of the variety. They flowered till about October then just the flower stem. I will route around for the plant labels, gosh again I am amazed at the type of variety. I hope they do last through till next year!

Fox gloves

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 22:10

So will my original plant last and flower again??

Fox gloves

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 21:24

Evening all

 

i took out 2 failing hollyhocks and replaced with 2 foxgloves. Apart from the fact that they looked stunning and had bees all over them. They were at the end of the flowering season but couldn't resist. I have planted and left alone and the flower stem is still on.

problem is I know nothing much about them. How long do they last for, are they only multiplied by seed. I have put them on the sunniest side of my garden as 'told' to by my dad. Any hints tips thoughts would be most welcome.

 

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 13:44

Oooh that's good to know. It's hellebores I'm particularly interested in and shade loving plants small compact types. Will have a look on eBay. 

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 11:38

It's exciting getting new flowers. Was tempted with the bareroot hellebore on the GW offer page but I'm unsure as there is the time debate!! :-/

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 10:08

i often wake up in the night and I prefer swapping to planning the garden rather than work!!! That's why I thought stay in bucket so easy to water and feed. Think I will have a winter if planning. Fun isn't it! just anything that won't pull to the light

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 09:57

i must have known you were going to say that. The purple sensation I have planted quite deep in my corner border, there was only 5 of those. All other bulbs are no bigger than my thumb nail so I have put in pots and will see what happens. 

for some unknown reason I woke at 3 and couldn't stop thinking about my conifer border. Think I may have to give this shady position some more thought. i was wondering if I could split my hostas into buckets and plant one there, but I fear the slugs will murder it!! operation move all tall perennials happened yesterday so there isn't many plants in that border now other than bulbs, pansies and a hellebore, heaucrA and a stocksia that hasn't flowered or grown in 2 years!!!

......the good guys

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 13:52

The big ones I am going to plonk in my boarder but the the lower growing ones I will pot up. do I need to give them space or can I pack them in??

......the good guys

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 13:45

I ordered some allium bulbs for just the postage cost from gardeners world, they came in october. However today I have another box of them land on my door. So do I call them to let them know or get them set in pots as I have no clue where to put them yet!!!!

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