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How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:18

I love lupins too! So colourful and amazing to look at!


Alas though they truly are short lived It could be my soil. In fact I know it is as the picture above is generally the best I ever get! Then a few years later and they don't come back any more. I never learn though planted some "Woodfield Hybrids" this year.

Easy Tips

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:06

House Plants are amazing I agree. I love getting out in the garden and planting but come the colder months everything is much slower or doesnt grow at all. So it's all indoors! They can be colourful and rewarding. At the moment I would say either  Strelitzia or Moth orchids  are the best examples of that for me


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 15:59

I always assumed aspidistra was a house plant only! But after having a read of that, I would guess if you kept it shaded from sun, and make sure you bring it indoors when it gets cooler... it should be OK. 

I don't think you should plant it directly in the soil, so assume you bury the container it's in, in the ground - 



Feed during the growing season about once a month with a weak solution.


Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 15:44

It does seem odd! In early Spring I prune our roses, and in the hollow dead wood I often see ladybirds hiding away. This year there was none, and I havent see a single ladybird. Started to notice the tidal waves of aiphids over everything now, so perhaps it will encourge them "home".

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 15:41

I planted loads of the seeds and have been giving the plants out all over! I really like the foliage, all feathery. No sign of flowers on any of the plants yet, exciting though. Thanks GW!

what to plant NOW !

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 19:27

Oh Kerri part of me feels just like you! I love when the nights start getting lighter. 

Everyone has pretty much said everything I would have. Really at this time of year you reap previous years work such as Spring flowering bulbs like Daffs and Snowdrops. 

Personally in Winter months I return to Houseplants and forced bulbs (you can plant them outside when it warms up ready for next year).

If you wanted scented plants, and like the smell of it, go Lavender! Good luck


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