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I love Foxgloves and would be so sad if they disapeared from my garden. The bees love them too. These are a few of the ones flowering now…

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i like them too, they seed themselves all over this garden

25 Jun, 2012

 

My favourite, too. I don't ever want to be without them. Mine are just about to flower. I love the way the bees crawl in and make that special sound reversing out. Have you noticed? It's as though they change gear.

25 Jun, 2012

 

Wow, they're lovely. Funnily enough, I've got loads in my garden this year - all different colours (I've never planted any so must be 'presents' from the birds!) I also gave about a dozen little ones away earlier in the year as they were getting crowded.

25 Jun, 2012

 

They are gorgeous HB....ive just noticed a little bunch of seedling which have popped up in my front garden. :)

25 Jun, 2012

 

Foxgloves are another favourite of mine.... Got a free psck from GW mag 6 years ago when we moved in here and my nephews scattered them, they've been making appearances everywhere since..... And are especially partial to the cracks in the paving.... Am forever rescuing minis and putting them somewhere, am delighted the slugs hate them too :) you have some really lovely colours there x

25 Jun, 2012

 

I am so pleased everyone else likes them in their gardens as much as I do. Never really noticed the change in gear Ojibway but I will pay more attention next time.....lol
I think the wet weather and occasional sun has suited them this year. They have grown much taller than they usually do. I love the 2nd 3rd and 4th ones especially.

25 Jun, 2012

 

They are so pretty,Sticki..and strangely enough,I 'borrowed' a seed head from one today..no idea what to do with it..should I dry it out,or just throw it on the garden and hope it grows? .. I'm sure one of you will know :o)

25 Jun, 2012

 

I think my only one is disappearing. :((

25 Jun, 2012

 

Love them to bits but they don't self -seed on my heavy clay easily. I have to give them a lot of encouragement. This year tho' has been my best display and has just gladdened my heart.

25 Jun, 2012

 

not me??

25 Jun, 2012

 

Sorry, Michaella. Forgot to say sorry that yours is disappearing but not sure how it's disappearing. Can you explain?

25 Jun, 2012

 

I just scattered them but going to collect seed and sow in old fruit containers this year, they take a year to get hoeing so going to sow lots then prick out into flats/ recycled 3 inch pots til they are big enough to plant out x spotted a white one same area I rescued my London pride from so going to pinch seeds from that, no idea if they will come true but mines all have an element of pink, shall be copying this blog idea I think :)

25 Jun, 2012

 

You have some real beauties there.....

25 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks for your comments everyone.
Bloomer I have only grown from seed set in trays in the spring and they flowered the following year.
Do you mean getting less of them Michaella....?
Tuesdaybear that is good news.....:o)
Sticki it's probably because you are so fertile...:o)
Magnadoodle, I would pprefer to put photo's of the same kind of plants all together in a blog rather than as separate photo's. Good luck with your seed hunt and sowing.. :o)
Thanks Dd. I sowed the seed the year before last. The ones that always come up are just starting to open up.

25 Jun, 2012

phs
Phs
 

Hi

Mine are all presents from birds but I think I will have to buy some now to get as nice varieties as you have; they are lovely.

25 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks very much Phs, nice to meet you...... Will nip off and take a look at your pages...

25 Jun, 2012

 

ive got clay soil too and they struggle a bit,bought some white ones that died and got a lovely wild one that has come on lovely,hope they spread

26 Jun, 2012

 

Aren't they beautiful :o)

26 Jun, 2012

 

They so pretty i think. I don't know how they can call them 'common' or bomb site weeds.

28 Jun, 2012

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