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In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News July 2021

July is a great time to sow all sorts of flower seeds. This is a great month to sow Biennials such as Forget-me-Nots, Wallflowers and Sweet William for early flowering next Spring. You can carry on sowing Perennials and Wildflowers in July too. You can also sow quick growing Hardy Annuals such as Poppies and some Half Hardy Annuals such as Sunflowers. Get them going now and they’ll go on flowering until the winter cold sets in and the frost arrives.
There are so many lovely flowers to grow now. Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Digitalis purpurea

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Digitalis purpurea Seeds

This is our native wild Foxglove. It produces tall spires of flowers in a lovely soft pinky-purple colour. Grow on it’s own in drifts or with other foxgloves in shades of white and apricot for a stunning early display. They love sun and dappled shade. Foxgloves are brilliant for cut flowers too, this one is especially good if you are filling large vases for a special event.

In the wild Foxgloves are woodland edge plants where they grow in areas with sun and dappled shade. They are perfect for growing at the back of borders, along fences and underneath tall shrubs.
Foxgloves add a lovely relaxed feel to a garden and are particularly good for country gardens, wildlife gardens and cottage gardens.
***Please note that all parts of Foxgloves are poisonous and they should be handled with care.***

Genus Digitalis purpurea
Variety Wild Foxglove
Plant Type Hardy Biennial
Height & Spread 90-120cm (3 to 4 feet) tall x 45/60cm (18inches/two feet) spread
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in summer on the surface of fine compost. Foxgloves need light to germinate so do not cover the tiny seeds. Foxglove seeds can also be sown direct – scatter the seeds when the soil is warm from the end of May onwards.

Thin/Plant Out Thin out direct sown seedlings to allow plenty of space for the foliage to grow over winter. When seedlings raised indoors are large enough to handle pot up and grow on outdoors until the end of summer. In autumn plant out where you’d like them to flower next year. Allow 45 -60 cm per plant.
Conditions Required Foxgloves are woodland edge plants and love moist but well drained soil. They prefer part shade with some sunshine. If the site is too shady they will still flower but plants will become leggy and lean towards any available light.
Flower Production Sow this spring/summer for flowering next spring. Like many biennials Foxgloves flower early in the year (end of April – early June) before hardy annuals and perennials come into flower in June. Tall spires of pinky-purple blooms are produced for up to two months.
Picking Cut the main flower when the bottom third is open then lots of smaller spires of flowers will form over the next 6-8 weeks. Place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of warm water and allow to rest overnight before arranging. Make sure you keep the stems upright as tips will bend if you leave the cut flowers at an angle.
Planting Combinations Be generous if you have the space and grow Foxgloves in drifts. They also grow beautifully with other biennials such as Sweet Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and Honesty (Lunaria annua) which also enjoy the same woodland edge type conditions
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