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Lupins i a south facing circle in the middle of my garden.

Hi. We recently dug out our cordyline from our south facing circle in the middle of our front garden. It has no cover whatsoever and is in full sun and strong winds when the weather becomes windy. We had an idea but would like to hear opinions to help us out. Around the edge of the circle we would like to put small plants not sure which yet. Any ideas are welcomed. With a layer of rocks above this and about 15 to 30 street party lupins in the centre. With loads of spring flowering bulbs planted underneath all this for some colour daffodils tulips etc in the spring. Do you all think this could work. Any ideas or tips we would love to hear. Thanks to anyone that replies. We are new to gardening and would love hints and tips. Just want lots of colour in the circle.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,994

    If it is very windy, Lupins are likely to be blown over.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,593

    You could stake them, they are quite small ones,  only 3' tall, don't forget they have a spread of 2'6" so how big is your circle 15/30 is a lot of Lupin.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • KT53KT53 South WestPosts: 6,838

    You can certainly stake them.  What I can't get my head around is a south facing circle.  Surely a circle faces in all directions?

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,270

    If you can keep the slugs off them, then good luck to you Treza. Most of mine have been demolished but one plant has the audacity to try and flower!!

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