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SarSpudSarSpud Posts: 46


Hi, can anyone identify this please? I'm thinking it could be a foxglove but we've never had them in the garden before so I'm not sure.


  • SarSpudSarSpud Posts: 46

    Thanks Muddle-up....Soft and felty ? that's made my day. I've just had 10 plug plants arrive but now I'll have some that flower this year too. Do you think they'll be ok if I move them?

  • KatfishKatfish Posts: 56

    I moved loads of foxglove last year. Move them straight in to where you want them and water well. They should settle after a few days.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Agreed, they move well.  The roots can be wide spreading rather than deep when they are that size, so don't dig too close to the stem when you lift them and loosen the soil in about a circle of 30cm around the plant and the roots will come with it.  image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • OnopordumOnopordum Posts: 390

    I wouldn't move these now - they're starting to send up their flower stems. Better left where they are - the plants usually die after flowering.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,152

    I wouldn't move them in my garden, the soil is too resistant, the roots would never move into it. You'd be watering forver. In a garden where I worked you could move anything any time.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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