Sunday, 12 August 2012

Fabulous Foxgloves

Two fabulous foxgloves flower through the railings. This flower is also known as Bee Catchers, Pop-ladders, Witches' Gloves and Dead Men's Fingers. Did you know that fairies give foxes foxglove flowers to wear on their paws to enable them to approach chickens silently and steal them? Not only do foxes wear them but the flowers are also sometimes known as Folks’ Gloves because the fairies wear them as hats and gloves.


  1. Lovely little tales about a beautiful flower!

  2. I've often seen fairies pictured wearing them, especially as hats, but I never knew where they got their name!

  3. Foxgloves have always been one of my favourite wild garden plants


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog. All comments are read, and I will try to answer any blog related questions.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...