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Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 08:44
I'm envious BrummieBen, I've only got the pink ones but the gold look good. Just checked mine and they have filled their 1 litre pots so potting on again in a few moments. I agree it will be good to compare notes on their progress and our opinions of them during the season. We can compare all the hype with reality.

Things you did in the garden as a kid which were extremely bad!

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 08:33
An apple scrumper I was. I took all the school peas too. Skiving from school saying I had flu only to return next day with a brilliant suntan.! That's all I will confess to...........

March in your Garden

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 00:19
Hey, not there just yet rainjustlearning.....but I think you've started another good thread. Got some primroses to go in tomorrow, a camelia and another hellebore. Tips? See what gaps exist in your spring garden and what can be added to it. Get that winter pruning started. Garden centres are now selling perennials in 9 cm pots. They are cheap and full of vigour. Pot up and pot up again as soon as you can to keep them growing will have big plants to put into your garden in late spring to flower this summer.

Starting off Dahlia tubers

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 00:02
Well, if tubers were bought now I think they're better off planted in dry compost than leaving them in their polythene packets in overly-warm conditions indoors. The dry compost protects the cover them totally, as I said earlier, only mosten compost when temperature rises. If its still cold cover with fleece

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:55
Brummieben, yes I think you will be able to split these new perennial foxgloves. That's what I intend doing in a couple of years

sea holly

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:49
I would plant in pots and plant out in a few weeks. Look out for eryngium Jade's different. Fascinating foliage and wonderful shade of blue flowers. I don't like bare root eryngiums ...don't think they like root disturbance. Better as containerised plants I think


Posted: 28/02/2013 at 22:43
Our local garden centre sells them in 9 cm pots. Why not look online D T Brown advertises foxglove plants

Acer Trees

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 20:24
Agree with bob, remove those "green" leaves at the base asap


Posted: 28/02/2013 at 20:21
Until these new foxgloves were introduced last year I believe there has not been a truly perennial foxglove. I have never been able to keep foxgloves into their second year. . People often think they have perennial ones but they are likely to be seedlings

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 20:16
The new foxgloves, illumination pink, are supposedly truly perennial. Got mine last autumn and they're growing fast. I would expect to be able to plait them, maybe next year. I believe they are sterile so no seed production. Artjak, they look vigorous enough and Im fairly confident they will flower this summer. Learning slowly, you're not,thinking of splitting these soon are you?

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