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Posted: 11/10/2015 at 14:00

I have found that sometimes a large native D. purpurea foxglove will go on for a third year and flower again, but it's never as good as the previous year's flowering.  Not tried with Excelsior types though.

To be honest, if you've got some good plants ready to plant out I'd take up the old ones that have flowered and replace them with fresh plants.

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 13:20

Don't think there's any need to worry SGL

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 13:07

Afraid it and a few others are a bit slightly on the wonk, but my excuse is that I'd somehow crooked my neck and shoulder

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 12:33

Bad pennies SGL

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 12:31

I think those problems occur if a dog gets access to a bag of bonemeal and wolfs the lot down - it shouldn't be a problem when a small amount is scattered.  All sorts of things have been surgically removed from dogs' stomachs

It doesn't mean that we shouldn't have those things around our homes - just that if we've got a dog inclined to gluttony we should keep a close eye ......... speaking as someone who's Springer regularly ate lumps of frozen dog meat wrapped in cling film left out to thaw, not to mention the childrens' wax crayons, husband's socks and pieces of Lego - how do I know?   They came out the other end and were found on the lawn 

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 12:21

It was soooooooooooooooo peaceful down there Hosta - even in St Ives


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:55

That sounds like a good trip Hosta - haven't been to Tintagel for a few years - we had some very inferior pasties there - hopefully they've improved by now. 

I've posted a few of our holiday snaps on the Camera Corner thread

yellow dogwood

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:51

How much sunlight is it getting?  If it's in a shady spot it'll grow towards the light.

When you prune do you cut back to a upward facing bud?

Pesky mossy pain

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:32

Sorry ... magic wand ran out of ooomph years ago


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:31

We'll keep you company and keep you out of mischief Hosta - say Hi to your OH for us - that really was 'an exceptional plate of food'

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