Posted: 20/07/2013 at 22:29
My mom grew lupins year on year, with no issues, when I was growing up. She never fussed over or worried about propogation etc. Same with delphiniums. HOWEVER - I still live in the same house and not only are there none of these native plants here (other than one peony, transplanted to a tub to move), but I cannot grow any lupins or delphiniums, as they are slug snacks by night, and disappear in a few days, despite all the organic (and non in the past) monopod controls I can throw at them. I have planted from seed, bought plug plants and established plants at around £10 per time, but can still not get them to naturalise, or even grow to flower. So, in response, I have given up with these and just think that the conditions don't allow this. I'm envious of anyone that has a garden full of them however, as they are gorgeous flowers, but not as easy as some may think!