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By Tadpole

Gwynedd, United Kingdom Gb

I have some Lupins that have recently been windswept and look really very tatty. Some of them have a couple of colourful spikes left in tact but allof them have at least one or two spikes blown over and damaging other plants. They look unsightly. What's the best thing to do? Shall i just cut off the damaged part? I would prefer to take them out and replant. If i do this are these plants now finished for good or can i pot them up to use again next yeR? Many thanks



You can take them out now. Give them a good trim and plant them somewhere else or in a pot. Lupins are perennial so will come again year after year.

20 Jun, 2012


Thank you. Will do that today

20 Jun, 2012


I had the same problem, had to cut mine down sadly but they were nice while they lasted and they will come up again next year or possibly later in the summer.

20 Jun, 2012


If you are considering lifting and moving them to pots or another part of the garden do not forget to water your plants well. Lupins are thirsty plants.

20 Jun, 2012


Indeed they are. They are always the first to dry out on my plant nursery and I use a few of them, randomly spread out , as an excellent way of knowing when everything else requires watering soon

20 Jun, 2012


You learn something everyday ...... always damp here so that's why mine do so well.

21 Jun, 2012


Now you know Dawnsaunt :))

21 Jun, 2012


Thank you all for Nsewring my question. My lupins are now safe and sound in a different pRt of the garden and fed Nd watered

26 Jun, 2012

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