Wednesday, 24 June 2009


These Foxgloves have brought themselves into GB's garden. What a wonderful show they make.



  1. I love your expression "These Foxgloves have brought themselves into GB's garden". I wish I felt the same about Convolvulus, which has brought itself and all its relatives into our garden.!!!
    Beautiful photo's once more, and you do this lovely foxglove great credit.

    Love Granny

  2. Beautiful, but I thought tall flowers wouldn't grow in his garden because of the wind?

  3. Grand images and lovely flowers, pity they are so poisonous, even wen burnt in autumn as I found out to my cost donkeys years ago. Must get on with my post. Grass cutting got in the way.

  4. Gorgeous! My grandmother loved these flowers (she called them digitalis, I remember) but I don't think ours were nearly as tall.

  5. Spectacular! When I see foxgloves, I usually associate them with English gardens...
    I wonder if they would grow in Oklahoma?

  6. WOW - now I know that my mother had these in her garden's because I recall her speaking of them often, but I do not recall seeing anything like this. These have lots of character to them, don't they?


  7. Very pretty flowers. The closeups are great, but I really like that first shot a lot.

  8. Granny - Convolvulus does the same in my garden back home. I spent an hour on the phone to Partner-who-drinks-tea (using her bluetooth headset) and all the while she was busy pulling up miles of the stuff.
    Helen - this is the back garden and although a lot of things get balsted by the wind and salt the foxgloves have thrived in it. All the things that should be in that border are now benefitting from their shelter.
    Cynthia - I imagine Foxgloves would grow in most places - they colonise burned out heathland in the UK and can be found from sea level to quite high up mountains.
    Mary Ellen - Digitalis purpurea is their scientific name and they are, as Adrian pointed out, poisonous because they contain digitalin which is a heart drug. Great in the right dosage but a killer if consumed in quantity.

  9. Oh my goodness they are exquisite! I love how it looks as if a spotted leopard skin is dripping out of the mouth of the flower! I have NEVER seen anything like this flower. The dessert has nothing like it.....

  10. Amazing-once more I have learned something from you, Scriptor. Beautiful photos and a plethora of information.


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