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this year I have lots of foxgloves in my garden which I have never planted. Although I love the plants they have grown in places which are not suitable. Will they come back next year and if so can I move them? Thank you.



If they are in flower this year they will not come back next year as they are biennial. You could move the ones that haven't flowered this year.

26 Jun, 2012


Be careful though as although they look so robust they do tend to wilt easily when moved especially if they are biggish plants. They do seed themselves everywhere and pop up in the most unsuitable spots! If your plants are flowering you could try cutting off the dead flower spikes before the seeds ripen and just leave them on in places you don't mind new plants growing - even this is no guarantee they'll grow where you decide though, and as they take quite a while to finish flowering up the stem the bottom flowers could well have seeded before the top ones have finished. Next year its probably easier to let be, and just hoik out the ones you don't want.

26 Jun, 2012


And of course they will seed themselves again in the same way so next year you will probably have more in the wrong place again as well as those moved to the right place.

Unfortunately they haven't quite grasped the idea of garden planning.

26 Jun, 2012


Thank you so much for all the help with my question about foxgloves. I am so glad that I found this site because although I have lots of plants in my small garden I really have no idea about what should go where so it is getting rather overgrown. I have not much idea how to operate this computor either.

26 Jun, 2012


But it looks like you have made a good start on here.

26 Jun, 2012


Cant add anymore...welcome to GOY Lizzie (:0)

26 Jun, 2012


Sorry I sent a blank one. Each plant produces about 1 million seeds so you should never be without. A friend had some in a shady border which achieved 3+ metres.

27 Jun, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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