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Planting ideas for cleared foxgloves patch

msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 379
Hi all, I've just cut down my foxgloves and shaken loads of seeds off them. Wondering what I can do with the empty patch between now and when the new foxglove seedlings come up? It's partial shade and foxgloves flourished there. Thanks!

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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,602
    Are you thinking of perennials or just temporary stuff like bedding plants?  Bedding plants are being sold off even as we speak  :)
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 661
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  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 379
    Thanks both! I'm more thinking about temporary stuff. Maybe getting some bedding plants is a good idea.

    Not sure if there's anything more permanent that I can mix plant together with foxgloves? I had 10+ foxglove plants in the patch this season. They grew very big and smothered anything in their way...
  • WhereAreMySecateursWhereAreMySecateurs LutonPosts: 726
    Wilko have lovely big pots of marigolds, good sized plants, at the moment. There are quite a few in each pot and they are big enough to fend off the molluscs.

    They're cheerful planted en masse.
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 661
    Is it a shady or sunny area?
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 379
    Slow-worm said:
    Is it a shady or sunny area?
    It's partial shade
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 379
    Wilko have lovely big pots of marigolds, good sized plants, at the moment. There are quite a few in each pot and they are big enough to fend off the molluscs.

    They're cheerful planted en masse.
    Thanks! I've got a lot of French marigold seeds, and actually some mixed wild flower seeds too. Wonder if I can still sow them in the patch for this season or is it too late?

    Also I found my French marigolds (grown in pots with no protection) never got bothered by the slugs and snails here, interestingly...
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 2,358
    I did see plants of Nicotiana Sylvestris at the local garden centre two weeks ago. Most annuals prefer a sunnier spot. The problem is it is getting too late in the season for bedding or annuals, the warm weather has been a challenge for the growers.
    The process of making a garden is like a river running through your life.
    The place stays the same but the water, even in the stillest days always moves.
    Monty Don.
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