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lupin plant not doing well

hello,

I've put this plant in a mix of shop bought soil and compost a week ago. It seems to not be doing well. It's in a half shaded, half sunny position. imageAny advice really appreciated. 

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  • Pink lilyPink lily Posts: 175

    Looks like it needs a good soaking.   it might pick up a bit,  but some of the leaves might have had it image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,865

    I would cut the flower off,  the plant is too small to sustain flowers yet  and to make root growth, then give a real soaking, stand the whole thing in a bowl or bucket full of water. In a clay pot it will need a soak twice a day. They really are best put in the ground.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,208

    Sorry but I totally disagree.

    Lupins like good moist soil. I have even managed to get them to do well in my bog garden.

    Water well, decent soil, but I agree, not in a pot.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,865
    punkdoc says:

    Sorry but I totally disagree.

    Lupins like good moist soil. I have even managed to get them to do well in my bog garden.

    Water well, decent soil, but I agree, not in a pot.

    See original post

     Totally agree with you. My Lupins are huge and flowering now beautifully. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    Ditto Lyn............cut flower off, plant in the ground

  • michaelw1michaelw1 Posts: 34

    Agree with the flower advice. Ours is twice as big with half the flower. Must be putting the plant under and​ lot of strain, not sure how they managed to grow it like that! 

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