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tetrapak foxgloves: will they flower this year?

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dolkapots Tue 15-Mar-16 14:10:04

Was in B&Q yesterday and they have rather small foxgloves in a tetrapak that I was tempted to buy. I am worried that they won't flower this year (what do non-flowering ones look like?) and that the slugs will have them eaten before anything happens.

Just hoping for thoughts/advice.

Outfoxgloved Tue 15-Mar-16 14:18:30

I'm sure you already know how poisonous they are. They wouldn't be planted within reach of small dcs would they?

dolkapots Tue 15-Mar-16 15:23:59

No, they wouldn't. All my children were shown the thread on here smile

Outfoxgloved Tue 15-Mar-16 15:28:21

smile good to hear.

The first year they look like this. Nice low level foliage.

shovetheholly Tue 15-Mar-16 16:02:52

I sow foxgloves in July (you're supposed to do it a bit earlier, but I always forget) and they flower the next year. Am assuming yours are sown about the same time so should flower this summer???

But I don't know how they work these things in big commercial suppliers. Am I wrong?

dolkapots Tue 15-Mar-16 16:49:16

I don't know how they do it? I was wondering if the ones sold are in their second year so they will flower this year? On the offers thread there are foxglove plugs, are they any good?

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