I don't tend to grow many flowers from seed, partly because I haven't had the space or facilities up until now, and partly because as regular readers will know, I am a bit of a vegetable growing enthusiast - give me a choice of edible or ornamental and I'll opt for the plants that can end up in my gob!
But I did sow these white foxgloves from a packet of seeds that came free on the front of Gardens Illustrated back in autumn 2008. And now they've finally flowered: it seems like they've taken forever to get to this point, possibly through my completely rubbish "nurturing", but they do look rather lovely now. These definitely won't be ending up in my gob, given that foxgloves are poisonous, or as Amy Stewart notes in her book Wicked Plants, ingesting digitalis is like putting your heart on steroids.
I'd like some other suggestions for flower seeds to sow this autumn for a low-cost boost to my (newly expanded) borders: now I have my potting shed (did I mention my new potting shed?!), a whole new world of possibilities has opened up to me. Just add your thoughts in the comments below. And if you too sowed these GI seeds, when did yours flower - were mine as sluggish as they felt, or was I just being impatient as usual?