Tuesday June 16, 2015
Have you seen how glorious the Fox Glove is looking around the gardens? I spoke to Mike Pennington Landscape Architect at Sefton who has had a lot to do with the planting scheme for the gardens to get some information on this fabulous plant and why it is flourishing so.
The herbaceous perennial is part of the Plantaginaceae family. Within the gardens the parent plants where part of the new planting scheme, now we are also seeing the offspring of these plants. Why are there so many Foxglove? This plant distributes a lot of seed, so the wind of the seafront helps this plant to populate and to help the foxglove even more the sand soil helps the seed to germinate. This is a continuous process so the beautiful foxglove will be seen year on year.