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Would you divide this Lupin?

Cheryl7Cheryl7 Posts: 18

Hi all! I am very much a new gardener and would love to know your thoughts on whether or not to divide this 3 year old Lupin or should I leave it another year? Also when is the best time to divide?.Thanks! 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,862

    Lupins never last very long with me. They  usually come true from seed, so if you want more I would take some seeds off and sow them singly in 3inch pots next spring. From an early sowing they will often flower the first year.

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,443

    I would sow seed as well. Don't think you can divide lupins as they don't like root disturbance and I think they have a tap root.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,267

    Virtually impossible to divide. Either sow seed or take cuttings in early spring.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,267

    I stand corrected. Thankyou Verdun you learn something new everyday.

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    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
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  • Cheryl7Cheryl7 Posts: 18

    Hi everyone - thanks for all your comments (and sorry for the sideways photo - oops). 

    I think I will try some cuttings and collect some seeds as well. And I might even try and divide it next year just to see what happens. As usual you have been a huge help! image 

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