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How to grow lupins


Overview

Watch Sarah Raven as she plants lupins and shares her tips on soil acidity and drainage.



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Beths 24/11/2011 at 15:29

I gasped in horror watching this as i manured all my soil in spring and also give a liquid feed every few weeks . i love the look of the new lupins and will be adding more nxt year.

flowerpot1 24/11/2011 at 15:29

i have jused started to plant hollyhock seeds in my greenhouse , when do i put them outsied, how big should they be when planted?

Barry888 24/05/2012 at 12:58

Your video is unplayable ... it jumps and sticks (I have a 20MB connection and no problem playing big videos on any other site).
. I'm annoyed I waded my way through two adverts to try to watch this.

Gary Hobson 24/05/2012 at 14:24

Barry888 wrote (see)
Your video is unplayable ... it jumps and sticks (I have a 20MB connection and no problem playing big videos on any other site). .

The video worked OK for me. It's only a tiny YouTube-style video. It won't require any bandwidth at all.

I'm a big fan of lupins. Like most wild flowers they prefer poor soil. The name 'lupin' is actually a reference to that. Lupin comes from the Latin for 'wolf'. The Romans observed that lupins only grow on poors soils, and mistakely thought that the lupins were responsible for improverishing the soil, like ravenous wolves. But the fact is that the poor soil comes fiirst.



Kal El 11/06/2012 at 15:34

I am also having problems viewing this video. All I get is the really annoying wine advert on a loop. It's driving me a little bit crazy and I vow never to buy Bancott wine. Have watched some of the other videos with no problems.

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