Posted: 30/01/2016 at 23:42
snails I think. After flowering snails seem intent on devouring them so protect both early in spring and again in summer. Lupins all look awful after flowering....decimated leaves and usually then it's the newly "hatched" small snails....loads of them too small for pellets. I pick them off at night .....just a few nights will do the trick.
i keep some in and lift others...they really are nothing to look at in late summer. Trim them back after potting up.
worth it Hazel....lupins here are wonderful offen producing 3 flushes
remember too, lupins do not like alkaline soils. A couple of sprays with epsom salts in the early spring helps