Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:45
Well, been pretty good here. No sun but warm and dry.
Mrsgarden,your rudbekias and lupins might be struggling for same reason or different reasons......like to hedge my bets maybe
My lupins this year have been attacked like never before by slugs. They are ok cos I have been targetting them for few weeks now. If next to your lupins the slugs may be getting to your rudbekias too. They seem to stay there to feed on everything else there.
However, in poorish, dryish soil I find rudbekias "wander" and whither away a little. For me, they need good soil and moisture. I moved them 2 years ago for this reason and they were superb last year and promising even better for this.
panda, you look just as I imagined you.