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PinkSwimGoggles Mon 02-Jan-17 13:54:27

I have lots of self seeded young plants where I don't want them.

can I put them somewhere else?

OdinsLoveChild Mon 02-Jan-17 14:00:08

Yes you should be able to move them fairly easily. Obviously keep them out of reach of any children, so near the middle or back of your beds but they should transplant fine.

PinkSwimGoggles Mon 02-Jan-17 14:49:10

thanks.
the dc are one of the reasons to move them. most are in the strawberry patch...

bookbook Mon 02-Jan-17 16:44:11

I just dig them up and plonk them back in where I want them. They seem to thrive on it. I have loads which should have been done in autumn....ah well!

PinkSwimGoggles Mon 02-Jan-17 16:53:49

tbh I think they are foxgloves, but have also comfrey and alkanet in the garden which look similar at this stage.
I guess I will see if I take them up. do foxgloves have big roots?

bookbook Mon 02-Jan-17 16:56:44

well, they have a wide flattish root , not that deep.
Its too dark now, but if I get the chance, I will pop out tomorrow and take a picture of them for you smile

PinkSwimGoggles Mon 02-Jan-17 17:02:25

thanks!
do you know if it's safe to compost floxglove?

bookbook Mon 02-Jan-17 17:04:28

well, I put mine in the compost bin smile the stem is a little woody, but okay basically

bookbook Tue 03-Jan-17 09:35:00

here you go - very frosty still - only out here with DGS to sort out bird water smile
hope this helps!

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