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Lupin growing advice needed

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 18:50

Yes I think they are easy to grow, I have a few here and they tend do their own thing. slugs and snails do love them but if the plant has a some well developed leaves, they will pull through. I have a couple in heavy wet soil and some more in some lighter free draining soil, I think they do their best in partial shade. Agree with the others it's worth buying one that you really like first off.

I have grown them from seed but will be going down the cutting route in future for any extras.



Verbena B

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:39

I have loads to pot on Fairygirl, I'm just going to dot them around here to see where they do best. I've been wanting this plant for a while


Verbena B

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 20:13

Hello everyone, all the verbs are now growing but the ones I potted on are miles ahead of the rest............I'm starting to believe that they will grow into big plants


Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 20:38

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:27

Beautiful pictures Marion, really like the second one, the red is stunning

Looks a lovely spot Andy, be good to see what you've done with the blank canvas.

The day lilies look beautiful and bright  Busy Lizzie, just accquired the plant, looking forward to seeing what colour it's going to be.

New arrival

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:29

Think it might be a hermerocallis now. It does look exactly like yours chicky. I did have a look at the roots before it went into the ground, the roots weren't fat and white, more stringy if anything

I'm still happy with it, looking forward to it flowering and seeing what colour it is, peach one sounds good

Thanks everyone


Looking for best/fastest creeper/vine for a time lapse music video idea

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:21

How about morning glory, I put a stick next to one afternoon, by the evening it had attached itself right round it

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:29

Love looking at everyones pics.

Not sure if these will work, some do some don't

 Beautiful sunshine here, have a good day everyone

Taking cuttings

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:01

I think they are quite easy to take so you should get good results. Not done it myself but remember my mum growing them, I think she just put them in some water to root. Couple of weeks I would think to get some roots, might have to wait until you see a new leaf forming to know for sure

Would you divide this Lupin?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:23

Hi Cheryl, yours looks nice and healthy with loads of flowers. I do think they depreciate over the years though. I took cuttings at the beginning of April off one of mine that looked as if it was struggling a bit. The oringinal plant now looks better for it and the cuttings are doing well.

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