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Planting Lupins

Post by supergran on Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 18:01

Hi I have seen an advert for some lovely looking Lupins, do they get planted now please, I really would like to get some but don't want to lose these like all the other plants I have had.

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Re: Planting Lupins

Post by lyndaejane on Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 19:04

Afraid I can't help you there, Billie: lupins are one thing I don't think I've ever grown.

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Re: Planting Lupins

Post by Scatty on Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 19:33

If I remember rightly lupins die back for the winter and apper again in the spring.
We (at work) get in small plants in the spring to be planted out in the garden as soon as you get them home.
If its in a magazine Billie then it should have a posting to you date which might help.

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Re: Planting Lupins

Post by Di Masters on Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 19:42

I would of said around April would be the time to plant them out Billie, like Scatty said they die right down in the winter. If you do get some for next year just keep an eye on them as sometimes the slugs/snails strip them to the ground. I have to put pellets around mine.

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Re: Planting Lupins

Post by Lorraine on Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 21:22

Yep, Spring Billie. Definitely. Mine are just dying back now but don't put them in the ground over winter when they're not established. Once established, they should spread well and be quite hardy. Nearly all my plants got fed with rose food this year and it seems to have worked rather well, lol. Lupins were a plant I always had trouble growing years ago. Crap soil I think.

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Post by supergran on Wed 7 Nov 2012 - 14:52

Oops just read your replys sorry, that is what I thought did not order them, have lost the ones I did have on their 2nd year so will try again next year.

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