Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:10
I grow lots of lupins as someone said, you can scrounge seeds and they will germinate in anything. I dont plant mine out the first year though, I keep them in a cold greenhouse, just for. a bit of protection, young lupins dont always like the first winter out.h
I am planting mine out now and I know they will bloom this year.
We are all different though, with different ideas, depending on where we live, its a bit of trial and error really till you find what suits you.
If you want lupins that will flower well all this summer, try the pixie annuals. They go on blooming till autumn if you dead head regularly. Mind out for slugs though.