I don't grow the matthiola but some plants will produce more flowers if you dead head them but then you don't get seeds
Foxgloves (the usual Digitalis purpurea varieties) are generally considered biennial and once they've flowered they die. You might get the odd one last another year but rarely very good.
Let them seed for future years.
Hi Sunshine, yes from seed. I never use heat and start anything earlyso I probably didn't give them a long enough season.
Sainsburys always have some when I need them so no emergency
None now. I've had some fine foliage plants in the past and the odd flower but never near a fruit
If the pods are brown and rattling as Lyn describes, you can take them off and remove the seeds from the pods. I'd be surprised if they're that advanced.
Re your first post, I think that's not edible Lauren
You're right, it doesn't matter at all.
I can't do it though, Not enough cogs left in the brain
I think so Lyn
Don't often get a cap doffed my way Hippophae
Very normal yes