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Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

hello - me again! I planted these lupins from seed in late summer. They have produced leaves and then those leaves have died back, it's still producing leaves but is clearly slowing down. Will these just die down in their pots and come back again in spring? Should I be watering them or leaving to dry out? They are in a cold greenhouse. Should I be putting them into bigger pots? 

Sorry for all the questions today! Am having a tidy up!




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    I'd leave them in those pots, don't let them totally dry out but less  water through the winter

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    Thanks again nut! 

  • BiljeBilje Posts: 770

    If they are like my late seedlings they need a little looking after. They may die completely back or keep a glimmer of green going try to remove any dead leaves to avoid mould growing. Certainly don't pot on, as nut cutlet says keep just moist, also watch out for greenfly if they keep their leaves. The little perishes are always looking for an easy meal.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,066

    And slugs!

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,120

    Especially slugs and snails! Mine were like that until a snail found them. Keep them in the GH until spring. If you plant them out now the slugs and snails will certainly get them.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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