|Check out the fat pink one in the distance. Only one white plant though!|
One thing about time away is the army of weeds waiting for you when you return. The nice thing though was the sight of an army of foxgloves all blooming together. They become huge plants though and spread seeds everywhere. If you want to grow them wait a month and set seeds outdoors on your own soil. Last years plants set seeds on top of the soil here and grew where they fell, so don't cover them. I have clay soil that's a bit alkaline but they seeded fine, but I noticed that a load of seedlings germinated in an open bag of ericacious compost lying nearby so they seem to like that a lot). Seedlings that pop up will have reached a nice size to overwinter and flower for you next year.