Posted: 29/07/2013 at 18:43
Hello luckyVal.....very warm welcome to the forum.
Lupins seem to be attacked badly after flowering.....usually tiny snails. They do look unsightly then ( that's why I dig them up, split them and pot up. I use the space for summer flowerer)
They should flower for a few weeks with lots of smaller flowers to come after the main spikes have gone over. For me, as soon as the main flower spike starts to go over, I remove it, ASAP. You will get a much longer,flowering period if you don't delay.