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my Lupins have been attacked by aphids and wilted it is their first year if I cut them down will they come back next year?

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  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    Yes they should do. Mine don't have aphids yet but snails are a problem. Lupins seem to be very tasty to various creatures, pity we can't eat them!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,739

    It's why I don't grow them any more - too much slug and snail activity just when they poke their heads above ground image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,739

    Is that your lupins you're talking about Verd? imageimage

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thankfully the Lupins I have in the garden are big enough to cope with Greenfly. Give them a brush off if they get too thick. The Seedlings im Growing can stay indoors until the autumn and hopefully miss the worst of the pests.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,739

    image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    Lupin aphids are bigger than normal greenfly, they're a different variety. Thye are fat and tough-looking, almost as bad as the Willow Aphid, which is quite revolting.

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,508

    Could anyone tell me if he old trick of thinly diluted washing up liquid does the trick on these aphids please? I use that method on my roses but hadn't tried it on the lupins, but I've noticed they are getting munched here and there! image

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