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  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Oh yes, and also bought some white foxglove seed, I need at least 20 for next spring so I'm going to have to grow them from seed to cut costs.

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,600

    What a beautiful border BL!  I just looked up this plant and now I understand why a Hebe I have is called Gooseneck.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,400

    FG - I never liked the other loosestrifes either till I came across Beaujolais on the Hillier stand at Chelsea a few years ago.   Never seen it on sale here, not even at specialist plant fairs, so I have bought seeds to sow for my new garden.

    Lou - sounds like you're planning a white border.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,047

    Beaujolias looks lovely obelixx, but I thought it wasn't reliably perennial - or even reliably hardy, which is no use to me. Might be wrong about the hardiness bit, but I think you almost have to treat it as an annual. Very striking plant. 

    My white foxgloves have seeded very prolifically Lou. I expect hey'll  eventually cross with others if there's any around, but no one here seems to have foxgloves of any kind, so I'm hoping mine will stay fairly white! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    I am indeed planning a white border Obelixx, I've ordered 20 arctic snow lavender to go round it. I love the way while flowers glow at dusk or in the light of the moon. It's always been a fascination.

    Let's hope they do stay white fairygirl. I thought I'll start off with all white and if any colours pop up I'll just pull them out.

    I thought my border would be a giant litter tray by now as the close is heaving with cats in almost every house but Smoky has been on guard dat and night and so far there is not one single poop in there :-)

    Paranoid hairy little tyke, he once herded my husband into a corner because he wouldn't give him any more food!

  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 328

    Nut - I read they need to be kept moist; my soil's very sandy, so I water mine a fair bit.

    Lou - Mine look incredibly healthy and have doubled in size (height & lushness) in a year and are on the move, but I've tried to check this by sticking barrers down into the soil.  Such a striking plant - think most gardeners would have them were it not for the "invasiveness".  Having seen their brother Punctata's roots, they are indeed relatively shallow, so should be easy enough to control if they spread.  Like most plants, they spread slower in shade and if given less than optimum growth conditions - eg don't water them if they're threatening to take over!

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