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Mines Massive, How Big's Yours (Foxglove)

dave125dave125 Posts: 178
edited June 2019 in Plants
Seven Foot One and the kink would add at least three inches. I think it was Excelsior. Can anyone beat it?

Luv from Dave


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,526
    No Dave, you win.

    What did you feed it on, dead foxes?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,120
    6’ 7” is all I could muster

    Rutland, England
  • 3 - 4 foot is our limit here, have you fed your foxgloves with Miracle Grow or similar?  We don't feed ours nor do we water them - they have to do their own thing to survive here.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,333
    Never mind @Guernsey Donkey2 wait until our Echiums are out. 😀
    This one was huge! 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • dave125dave125 Posts: 178
    Mines still growing a bit so I might get another inch or two. Still it's just as likely to get flattened in the constant rain. I grew it from seed last year and during that warm summer I Miracle Growed everything at least once a week. I've only had suitable weather to feed once so far this year. The soils perfect here for Foxgloves, sandy. The woody bit in the background of my image usually has at least 100 different wild Foxgloves but these never approach the size of this bruiser.
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,120
    Well, at least I can derive satisfaction from saying my foxglove was self sown aka ‘weed’ and had no fertiliser.
    Rutland, England
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,333
    My ground never has fertiliser on it, just compost. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,308
    Kinky Dave :D
    No we can't beat yours either, but love watching and hearing the bees in them.
    I think @Picidae 's is closest and also kinks a little, but at the bottom?

    I learned something here I didn't know they prefer sandy soil, so maybe also the dry foundations of Picidae wall helps height.

    I sowed some white ones a week or so ago, hope they come up we only have the wild ones and not many.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,526
    Changing the subject slightly on to what you feeding it on. Last week, two of my aunts, went to buy a Photinia  Red Robin. The lady at the checkout said, you will need some bonemeal for that to give it a good start. "No Need",  says my aunt, "I am planting my husband under it."
  • dave125dave125 Posts: 178
    Just to update, mines been blown out of the water by two 8 footers mentioned on another thread;

    Luv Dave
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