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  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12
    That probably would be easier. Mine came from nowhere last year too and I love the late summer display. It's in full sun for most of the day as my garden is south facing but it obviously likes it there as it's thriving again this year. I will try and split it though and plant in other areas of the garden to see how it goes. Thank you ????
  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12

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     Hi again! I wonder if anyone can help me with this....I bought 2 fox gloves at the same time, from the same garden centre and planted them in the same bed at the same time. 1 shot up and was glorious before it dropped but the other, while its foliage looks lovely and healthy, it has yet to flower?

  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12
    That probably would be easier. Mine came from nowhere last year too and I love the late summer display. It's in full sun for most of the day as my garden is south facing but it obviously likes it there as it's thriving again this year. I will try and split it though and plant in other areas of the garden to see how it goes. Thank you ????
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,622

    foxgloves are biennial, so seed sown this year will flower next year. During the 1st year they build up their root system and strength, then flower in spring the following year. Most then die, or may go on for another year with a few flowers. There are perennial foxgloves, but no idea if yours is.

    Who knows when or how yours were started, so it'll be a waiting game. Rather late in the season to expect anything much this year now. You may get a little spire with a few flowers, but next year it should really go for it so look forward to a magnificent show next spring.

    Foxgloves self seed all over the place, so it's easy to keep them going year after year. You wont necessarily get the same colour as the parent though.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    What sort of foxglove is that? It doesn't look like any of mine

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,622

    hmm - nor mine now you mention it...

    flowers are right, but something about the leaves

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Donna 3Donna 3 Posts: 12
    The foxglove that was glorious was white while I have no idea what colour the other will be. Let's hope she gives a magnificent show next year?! So glad I found this forum as I'm such a novice and all your help so far has been invaluable!
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