These fabulous lupins have pleased me so much the leafs and flowers almost perfect no mildrew .


  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Lovely Janet 9. Must admit I was expecting a Lupin problem..happy to say none here image

    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.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,839

    They look gorgeous image

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    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 ??? image 

    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 image

    Soz Janet rambled on when your post was about lupins.image

  • Janet 9Janet 9 Posts: 15

    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.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,293

    Lovely colour Janet and the plant looks perfectimage

    I've been growing lupins for a few years now and never seen a lupin aphid

  • Janet 9Janet 9 Posts: 15

    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.

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 849

    Aren't Lupins great. I always like to plant them alongside foxgloves. Even the tiny planted area on my front garden has them....


  • Tim BurrTim Burr Posts: 344

    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.

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