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How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 07:51

I bought some half dead lupin seedlings this year from homebase, they were supposed to be £9.50 for 6 plants but they were selling them for 50p for 6. I could see all they needed was water and I was right, I got them home watered and potted them on and put them under a poly tunnel until late may. Well I have about 55 lupin plants this year and they have been amazing. They are only Russel Hybrid ones but I have never had lupins like it and I suppose thats why I would be sad to lose them - never mind how much it would cost to replace them in those numbers to fill that site ! I was looking at some West Country lupins at the gardne centre the onther day and they were £9.00 each !

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 22:03

Hollie hock - when I say I lose a few every year what happens is they start to shoot in spring and then if the spring is too cold and wet the new little shoots start rotting off at the base. I think I will do what Verdun suggests and pot them then plant them out at the end of March. This year has been so cold all the early summer flowes like foxgloves are still in mid season when they would normally be over so I don't think that the long cold spring has helped matters.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:31

Won't they tunnel deeper and go under the slabs ? I have heard of some American people who dig really deep ditch and pour concreate all round the perimeter of the garden ! I think I will just have to leave them to get on with it and hope the dog catches them to keep the numbers down.


I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 22:25

So I guess there is no hope of getting rid of them then,  I will just have to learn to live with pushed up soil and poor lupins have all been dispalced its really upsetting me 

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:57

I have moles digging up my flower beds pushing up plants and damaging roots making stuff wilt. I have got a sonic nose maker, I have tried the mole repellent with caster oil, I have a dog who digs them up and has caught 3 this summer and yet every day I go down and there is more mole damage !

Nothing seems to get rid of them and the dog does not scare them either, from what I read they are supposed to be solitary animals yet none of the information about moles I have found seems to be true and certianly there seems to be nothing that will rid my garden of them 

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:50

I want to dig my lupins up in late summer and pot them up for the winter as I have clay soil and they dont seem to like overwintering in it I normally lose a few every year. Do you think if I dig them up in say late Aug and put them in clay pots for the winter that would work ? 

No private club

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 10:50

Cool thanks guys I did get some replys on my early posts maybe it was technical issues with the site as I cannot find some questions I posted. Pennine Breckland is in East Anglia. Well thanks for the replys I am off to enjoy the sunshine and pull up some ground elder I cant get rid of the stuff 

Ps thanks buzzy lizzy you did reply to my questions 

Busy Lizzy Walleriana

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:47

Thanks mine are doing fine so far, when I put them out in my green house I lost quite a few to the cold, but have now put them on my heated propigator bench and they are coming along, lets hope they dont catch any mildew this summer 

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:44

Roses, Foxgloves, Hardy Geranium, Hollyhocks, Lupins, Sweet pea, Delpiniums, Viola, Clematis.  

No private club

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:30

I sort of agree with this post there are people on this site who have welcomed me but mostly I dont bother posting as nobody answers my stuff seems there are a lot of people on here who do not like new comers. 

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