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lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331
Can any of you advise what to do with these please? 
I dont have a greenhouse, should they go on windowsill?
They came free with an order.
Thankyou

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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,140
    I would take them out of the green package, check in the pots to see if they need potting on (and pot on if necessary) then put them in a sheltered place outside unless it's very cold where you are in which case a bright windowsill in cool room.  Lupins don't need artificial heat, just a bit of protection from the worst winter weather (and slugs) while they're small.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    I received mine yesterday, some of them had two in each plug so I got 12 plants.
    tease them apart, untangle the roots carefully and put in individual pots. 
    I will keep them in for the winter, I’ve put them in one of those plastic greenhouses. They don’t need heat but do need protecting, watch out for slugs in February, they love them! 
    Do you have a cold bedroom window sill for now? 

    Oops! Just realised I’ve cross posted with Jenny who’s said almost the same😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331
    You're both very helpful😄. Thankyou
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,140
    I've apparently got free lupins coming with my Parkers order of pulmonaria and geraniums - hope I get "double" in some of mine too!  I guess they're seed-raised and sometimes end up getting two in a cell/plug.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    Yes, that’s what happened, hope you’re lucky and get some doubles.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,125
    JennyJ said:
    I've apparently got free lupins coming with my Parkers order of pulmonaria and geraniums - hope I get "double" in some of mine too!  I guess they're seed-raised and sometimes end up getting two in a cell/plug.
    Parkers changed their freebies in their new catalogue to dwarf lupins. Plants for free is all good.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    That’s what I’ve got from them ,  dwarf ones. They grow only to about 50cms. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,140
    Just checked my order confirmation and they are "Lupins Dwarf Minarette Mixed".  I ordered online and hadn't even noticed there was a freebie on offer  until they appeared in my basket at checkout.

  • lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331
    Oh no, I completely forgot about them over the wknd🙄😳. They're still in the pack they came in. Might just have to give them a little water until Friday when I'm off work. Whoops!
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,140
    They arrived yesterday - 8 plugs, one with two seedling in and 3 with three each!  Will try to get them potted up later, but realistically it might have to be Friday.
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