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  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884

    That's a fantastic Lupin, how long has it been there, I find after about four years they deteriorate a bit. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DYLDYL Posts: 67

    I'm a complete beginner so forgive the stupid question but do spread like this from one plant? I have recently planted six in my garden and I'm hoping they do ok as I have alkaline soil, but I fell in love with them when I saw them in the garden centre. A few are starting to flower now and it would be great if eventually they start to fill out like above!

  • Pink lilyPink lily Posts: 175

    wow, that's a monster!! I thought I was doing well with 11 heads on one plant image

  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    That's one plant?! Blimey, I'm doing something wrong here image

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,076

    I bought a white one....its come up bright pink! Quite nice colour though. I have an older one i was expecting to be yellow and that one is yellow and pink! gives me a shock every year. Cant say i like it. I heard about them changing colour...looking forward to it. 

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    That's amazing. We have just 3 spikes from one and one from another. Ours have also deteriorated.

  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    We have a Persian Slipper that is slowly coming to the end of flowering. I have heard that if you cut the dead flower down then it may promote further blooms later in the year. How far down the flower stem should I cut down to?

  • Pink lilyPink lily Posts: 175

    Torg, I usually snip flower spikes off as soon as the seedpods start showing (unless you want to collect seed).  I only take it down to above the first set of leaves under the spike.  Not sure of that's the correct thing to do, but I've not killed any of mine yet 

  • romoliukromoliuk Posts: 5



    Does anybody know what could have happen to my lupin? 3 flowers heads have grown attached together...Is it just a freak one? Last year flowering has been I would say normal, but this year I have this monster!! LOL

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,547

    Fasciation (sp?)

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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