These fabulous lupins have pleased me so much the leafs and flowers almost perfect no mildrew .
Lovely Janet 9. Must admit I was expecting a Lupin problem..happy to say none here
Post the lovely pic' in Galllery 2013 a lot more people will see them there and appreciate them there.
Never grown Lupins always wary of Lupin aphid.
They look gorgeous
Always wanted both Verdun. Did have delphiniums one year and no show the next, wasn't vigilant enough when they came through, think they were eaten. Only seen lupins close up once and had what seemed to be huge greenfly on, but as you say easy to get off. I think I'm still remembering what I was told as a child, such as wallflowers encourage club root into your garden, broad beans encourage black fly and other such stories from the 60's. ..Is there a thread there ???
This is the first year I've really grown / planted annuals and smaller plants, have been a veg' and perennial grower. Now really enjoying the growing of new things. Have had to put a book at side of computer to note down what I want, what to do when, and what I want building, names of things that the forum members have identified hoping I will learn them
Soz Janet rambled on when your post was about lupins.
Thanks for the kind comments the lupins are in there second year now last year being nothing like this year they have about 10 flowering spikes on them they ........the delphiniums growing alongside are about to flower and look like putting on a nice display still does not make up for the demise of my 12 year old Japanese acer which is now cut down to the stump with 2 buds slowly growing again.
Lovely colour Janet and the plant looks perfect
I've been growing lupins for a few years now and never seen a lupin aphid
Not seen any sign on my lupins yet maybe they came in flower early when I have grown lupins in the past I have had problems with mildrew and aphids . Im trying to post more photos but keep having problems . Do I just post on the photo gallery by submit reply.
Aren't Lupins great. I always like to plant them alongside foxgloves. Even the tiny planted area on my front garden has them....
When I was a kid, I saved some seed and wrote on the envelope what they were. My mum asked me, "what are loobins?" The name has stuck in our family ever since.