Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:34
I have a query about foxgloves, but I must ramble on first. This is my first forum post so I am not aware of etiquette yet! I have a tiny 12 by 14 ish feet garden, all paved, so everything is in pots. I enthusiastically grow a multitude of herbs, some vegetables, mange tout, runnerbeans and tomatoes. I also have some flowers. I was given the rather magnificent flowering foxgloves; 8 plants in 4 large pots. i made the most dreadful of mistakes of googling the foxglove. Well... the hysterical rantings left me running for the hills. So sensible advice please....As everything is cheek by jowl in my garden am I putting anyone in danger by having the foxgloves close to the edibles. Also the lovely pollinators visit everything, should this be a worry. I have not been concerned before and I knew they were poisonous. However to believe the google search I feel fortunate to have made it this far and that to merely breathe in the same air as the evil foxglove is lethal. I do have children but they are teenagers and rarely venture out into the garden.