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Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 16:16

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Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 16:14

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Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 16:09

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Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 16:08

They are Russell hybrid lupins, which were not in very good condition when I purchased them last year but which provided me with months or lovely blooms. I shall post some of last year's pciture, thise year the plants are large, but we are yet to see the blooms

Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 15:42

The insect killer has worked!  The aphids - very fat and juicy ones - are all dead, just in time, becasue the lupins have begun to bud!
Are there aphids that particularly like lupins then?

Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 08:31
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I inspect my small garden almost daily and so was staggered yesterday to find my lupins in a dreadful state and thickly encrusted from just under the leaves to about halfway down each stem with grey-blue and some pinkish pests I presume are aphids. I used an extremely noxious bug killer on them to get rid of them immediately and save the plant – especially as last year it had a rather sweet peppery fragrance, but I really do not like to use such strong pesticides especially if there is any danger to ladybirds, bees, birds or other desirable creatures.

Can someone recommend kinder pesticides? I’m also interested in companion planting, so if there is anything that will attract insects that will east these nasties I should like to know about that too. 
Cheers!

Plant without papers

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:15

No, Kate, I haven't grown them before. This is my sceond year in this house. Last year the garden was a mass of weeds and Muscari (which I have grown to detest for their resilience and invasiveness), Herb Robert, tormentil and some other pernicious weed that seems to be coming in from the garden either side. I completely dug over last year what are now the flower beds removing as many weeds, bulbs, roots and tubers as possible. so I think this plant - which was not evident last year, could be a gift from a visiting bird. If it is heliotrope it is growing amidst lavendar, lupins and foxgloves so should look quite splendid with is purple tinged leaves.

Plant without papers

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:27

@ Kate1123, similar leaves and colouring.  That picture was taken about two weeks ago now. The plants has doubled in height and breadth, almost occluded the growing space of the focglove behind it and the smaller lupin to the side. If it is a heliotrpoe I'll be happy.

Plant without papers

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:42

Can anyone identify this plant/weed?

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