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Rhubarb v Foxgloves

We have an established rhubarb plant growing at the base of a rockery, and a "new" plant has seeded this year, immediately above the rhubarb, which we have now identified as a foxglove. Do we need to move the foxglove away from our source of pies, or are we safe to leave it where it is?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,474

    I've got foxgloves in the veg patch - they're not edible of course, but they do no harm and don't affect the fruit and veg.  Enjoy them both image

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,484

    Its quite safe to leave it where it is and enjoy its beauty while you think about crumble and custard image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,568

    the leaves of rhubarb are poisonous, they're even closer to your pieimage

  • Thank you all for that - We will feast in peace whilst enjoying our pud! image

  • I have a similar problem.Two fox gloves have appeared close to my rhubarb plant which has been here over 50 years.Is the fruit safe to eat this year.I will dig the foxgloves up when flowers have gone
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,159
    So long as you don't eat the leaves of either of them, you will be OK.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,474
    Absolutely not a problem. Enjoy eating the rhubarb and looking at  the foxgloves  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,709
    We have potatoes that keep growing in the rhubarb area and this is over many years. We try to carefully uplift the crop ( and we do get a lot) without the rhubarb crowns being upset. But the next year the potatoes grow again. 2 harvests!!
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