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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?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,095

    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

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,846

    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 Posts: 27,299

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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • 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: 17,258
    So long as you don't eat the leaves of either of them, you will be OK.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,095
    Absolutely not a problem. Enjoy eating the rhubarb and looking at  the foxgloves  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,527
    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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