Beginners questions

Hello,

Can anyone advise me here, a few beginners questions image

1) I'm growing some Lupins from seed and I also bought 3 bareroot lupins for 99p. What is the advantage of the bareroot? will they do better this year?

2) Also I have a hanging basket from last summer, with a few fuchsia and geranium that have over wintered well. Do the plants need moving to a fresh basked with new compost or leave them in the basket and just keep feeding as usual?

Thanks!

Adam 

Hello,

Can anyone advise me here, a few beginners questions image

1) I'm growing some Lupins from seed and I also bought 3 bareroot lupins for 99p. What is the advantage of the bareroot? will they do better this year?

2) Also I have a hanging basket from last summer, with a few fuchsia and geranium that have over wintered well. Do the plants need moving to a fresh basked with new compost or leave them in the basket and just keep feeding as usual?

Thanks!

Adam 

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  • Hi Adam,

    Most lupins grown from seed will not flower in the first year (a few newer varieties do). Bareroot plants are always a bit risky but if well planted and watered they may put on enough growth to flower this year.

    Hanging basket--yes, it will need taking down, all the plants removing and fresh compost with timed release fertiliser and water retaining granules. Otherwise in such a small amount of compost the reserves will be exhausted. I would cut things back before replanting and watering in well. But it would be safer to leave this until mid April otherwise your plants may be more vulnerable to a late frost.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,723

    The other difference between seed grown and bareroot lupins is that you will probably know what colour your bareroot ones will be, whereas seed grown will be a nice (hopefully) surpriseimage

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  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    Hi Cambridgerose12image, new in here?

  • I've been popping in every so often...joined a few years ago

    But always happy to be welcomed anew!

  • Thank you for your advise, I'll re-plant my basket image

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