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How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 22:46

Hi greentooth, tbh I don't know. I have a few lupins one of which is in a heavy damp soil amd so far it comes back every year. When you say you lose them, do they not come up at all? Or is that the fresh leaves get eaten?

Lupins

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 21:00

Lovely colour Janet and the plant looks perfect

I've been growing lupins for a few years now and never seen a lupin aphid

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:50

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:50

Thanks Dove, sometimes the obvious has to be spelt out to me

Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:19

Hello, I'm completeley new to any type  of veg growing. I'm only getting my head round that courgette plants have a  flower now hear theirs male and female flowers!

ONe of my courgette has an orange colour flower, I'm assuming thats a male and it has very small courgettes growing. Will a female flower just appear? Will it look prettier? Does the plant need a male and female flowers?

We've just chucked some veg in this year so know nothing about what to expect

 

What to plant in Daffodil bed?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 21:32

Maybe some forget me nots, hardy geraniums  and some other nice ground cover like bugle and londons pride, all will give you some colour around the base of the daff leaves.

 

Thinning seedlings

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:46

Lots of healthy plants there Bev.

If it were me I would give the whole lot a good drink and try and gentle pull the roots out of each individual plant. I have found that the wet soil makes it easier to pull them apart. I would say the cornflowers can go straight in but I would be tempted to grow on the nigellas

free plants/bulbs/seeds from mag

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:10

I have bought the free Thompson and Morgan perinnals offer in the past, once I got over the shock of how small they were.........they were good plants and some have flowered in their second year, but probably wouldn't buy again because of the postage cost

scented bedding plants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 19:19

I'd go for night scented stock as well, looks very insignificant in the day time but once evening comes the flowers open and the smell is beautiful. Grow them every year. Sowed some about a week ago  and they are up

Courgettes

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 18:51

Thanks for all the brilliant advice Really looking forward to cooking with my first home grown courgettes

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:35

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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