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Flower of the week: foxgloves

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I love foxgloves and now is their prime time. They’re all over the garden, mostly two to three feet high and in an array of pinks. I’m slightly disappointed that there will probably only be one white one this year. I plant out a row of these in front of the shed each year and one has turned into a monster. I’ve already had my photo taken with it, to show that it was a foot taller than I am. It keeps on growing and is now above the guttering and touching the roof. Luckily the recent storms haven’t damaged the foxgloves at all. That’s what we like: tough plants which are good doers.

Taller than the shed and dwarfing others in the same bed. Thatching work reflected in the window.

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I love foxgloves!
I hope you have some :-)

I can never decide whether foxgloves or primroses are my favourite flowers. Probably primroses.

Foxgloves

I love foxgloves, too. They always remind me of fairies. I had a bunch of them in my last gardens, but I've never had any as tall as your white one. Will you post a photo of the monster?

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The tall one isn't white but an ordinary pink. I did take a pic this morning to go with the other, but it was out of focus and useless. I'll have to have another go.
I love them, too, and yours are so beautiful.
Thanks! They're a little late this year, due to our cold May. I hope you have some!