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My....erm....'white' foxgloves!


My....erm....'white' foxgloves! (Digitalis)

Every single one of my white foxgloves is pink. Now, normally, I'd be hopping mad...after all, it's a green and WHITE garden! BUT this is exactly the same colour as the other non-white plant there....Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' so it actually works really well! :)



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Either that or you'll have to buy a tin of white paint?

7 Jul, 2013

 

lol :O) was it a plant labelled wrongly or seed gone potty? it is nice though, still very pretty glad it mingles well :O) or you would have been cross. :O)

7 Jul, 2013

 

I'llrobably take em out in the autumn...it's disappointing..all 9 of them are the same!

7 Jul, 2013

 

Our white one had one beautiful white flower stalk, the next one was the normal purple!!

7 Jul, 2013

 

Someones been very kind to me... got 3 lovely white ones... I didn't plant them!!

8 Jul, 2013

 

You have been blessed Gralew! :)

8 Jul, 2013

 

You sure have.....

8 Jul, 2013

 

The birds hovered over and thought...."She needs some white foxgloves in here".Lol :-))

9 Jul, 2013

 

yes, quite. Whereas in my case it was the nurserymen who thought....aha, let's have a laugh and mislabel all these foxgloves!

9 Jul, 2013

 

They are nearly all finished now, plenty of seedheads on them, would you like some?

9 Jul, 2013

 

Do you know Gralew, I think I'm going to stick with these..they are very pretty and they look amazing at the moment....not everything in the white garden has to be white! :)) thank you though! :))

9 Jul, 2013

 

Glad you're coming round to them!

10 Jul, 2013

 

That's an interesting thought Karen. I recently read an article that said the problem with making white gardens is that not all white flowers are pure white - some are creamy white and some are a grubby white.

10 Jul, 2013

 

Yes, that is so true Andrew. That's why I avoided Astrantia....not really white...more grubby white!

10 Jul, 2013

 

Astrantia major 'Alba' is white though - I've posted a photo of it last month

10 Jul, 2013

 

OK, thanks!

10 Jul, 2013



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