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Lupin from seeds

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:35

Apologies if someone has already told you - but there is nothing - nothing that slugs and snails enjoy more than lupin seedlings.  I have lost mine every year - this year I'm adopting a different strategy.  I am planting seedlings on my allotment and encircling them with a combination of slug pellets and wool pellets.  In my garden I am trying copper tape round the pots until they get big and brave enough to plant out - then I may still employ some other deterrents.

Perhaps this year I shall at least see one or two plants survive!

Good luck with yours.

Flowering Climber

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 17:50

Agree about the climbing rose - good choice, and would plant with a clematis Montana which are vigorous and need no pruning so the clematis would start off in May and the rose should follow a month later.

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