Should I deadhead lupins

hi folks,

ive had a couple of lupins die should I deadhead them or leave them as they are.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,270

    If its just the flower spike that has finished, then cut it down just below the bottom flower. If the whole plant is dead, its dead and you can pull it out.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Will a new flower grow, or is that it for the season?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,270

    Very often you will get new spikes  coming up. These will be smaller but give colour later in the season. Often lupins are short lived perennials, lasting only one or two years. Many people treat them as biennials, removing after flowering and replace with an autumn flowering plant.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Claire 24Claire 24 Posts: 1

    I have a couple of the dead stalks with 1-2" pods coming off them - leave or remove?

    thanks

    Claire

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,777

    Cut the dead stalks off as described above image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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