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lupins attacked by slugs

Hi all

I bought some lupins this year and sadly all of them were eaten by slugs! (slugs seem to have been a huge problem this summer) no flower spikes just ravaged leaves and stems. only one flowered.   I know they will come back next year, but what can i do to the plant to prepare it for next year?


  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    I'm afraid slugs and snails love Lupins. I'd give it a quick tomato feed now and then next Spring when the soil is about 5c, apply Nematodes for slugs which you can read about here -

    I also found sheep wool pellets detracted them to some extent.

    Slugs and snails survived the mild wet winter we've had and were seriously bad in Spring this year, I had the same issue but managed to get a few spires then the Lupin aphids took over image

    Last edited: 18 August 2016 16:56:28

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,262

    I don't think there is a lot of point giving them tomato feed, at this time of year, they are not going to flower now.

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    Depends how damaged they are. I was praying to the gods for a second flush for late Summer, we've had the weather for it here that's for sure. 

    Last edited: 18 August 2016 19:30:23

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