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NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 226

i grew these lupins from seed this year. I know they won't flower until next year but can I still plant them in my borders now or will they be massacred by slugs?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,265

    You can plant them in your borders but you will have to keep an eye out for the slugs.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 226

    Thank you Ladybird4, I will do.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    The problem is at that size a large slug will decimate them in one night and they may not recover.  If you have room I would put them in 15cm pots and later 20cm and grow them on until next spring.  You'll then have magnificent plants next year.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 226

    Oh dear BobTheGardener, unfortunately I went straight out and planted them before seeing your post. Never mind, I'll just have to hope the beer traps work and keep my eyes open. I put my zinnias out over a week ago and they're ok so far, whereas last year I only ended up with one plant that flowered!

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