Lupins help with cutting back...
This is my first post on a site like this. I am a complete novice in the garden but v keen to learn and become an expert!
I planted a lupin last year that died off quite soon after, I cut it back to ground level and this year I was delighted when it produced several large flowers (almost too large dare I say?!). The problem was no sooner had the bright flowers bloomed they began to die off to seed pods. Is this normal?
Coupled with this the leaves have been badly eaten, I'm assuming by slugs and snails. I put down pellets and egg shells as recommended by my mother in law, but to no avail.
Should I now cut back to ground level again as it looks very poor and sorry for itself. How can I avoid these issues next year?
TIA for your help