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Neil72Neil72 Posts: 7
Hi - please could you help me identify this plant. The emerging flower looks a bit like a foxglove (?) but the leaves don't seem to. Thanks!
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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Ajuga
  • Neil72Neil72 Posts: 7
    K67 said:
    Ajuga
    great thankyou! only just getting into gardening and i ordered a lucky dip of perennials. I have a cat and I stupidly planted them all without looking at what they were and then got alarmed when this one started looking a bit like a foxglove! Will be a nice surprise when they all grow though. thanks again
  • gardenman91gardenman91 BrightonPosts: 429
    edited April 2021
    Hi @Neil72 welcome to the fantastic hobby of gardening! Ajuga are often easy plants to look after, but give them a drink if they’ve not had rainfall for a few weeks. They’ll spread by stolons so you’ll have lots of plants in no time! :smile:
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,294
    They prefer shade and damp,you don't like Foxgloves?
  • CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 611
    They're supposed to be cat killers @Nanny Beach
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    The cats will be fine.
  • Neil72Neil72 Posts: 7
    Thanks all! I do like foxgloves but yes with the cat they’re a no-go unfortunately 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,701
    edited April 2021
    I've got the 'Black scallop' cultivar in my garden. Still young but really spreading. ;)

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,649
    I grow foxgloves and a neighbour's cat practically lives in our garden. She's very much alive and kicking. Most cats are too sensible to eat stuff that's bad for them. They eat grass which seems to make them throw up, but that's apparently to get rid of furballs.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,007
    Does your cat stay in your garden? 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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