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Foxglove

Botanical name: Digitalis

Common name: Foxglove

With tall spires of thimble-like flowers rising from rosettes of soft downy leaves, foxgloves have long been popular choices for cottage gardens and wild, informal plantings. Most of the perennial types are short lived and will need replacing as they decline. Allow biennials to self-seed or replace annually after flowering for a summer display.

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How gardeners can help our declining bees and other pollinators

Seed: collecting and storing

Seed: collecting and storing

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Shade gardening

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Shade planting: annuals, bulbs and perennials

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