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I would like to establish a crop of lupins in my garden.I have chance to buy plugs.Is this the correct way to go about it.



Yes, though I would not put plugs straight into the garden bed as slugs will weaken them or even devour them. Best to put them in a greenhouse/window sill till they get a bit larger. Adding lots of compost into soil will also help them form a colony.

27 Jun, 2012


It is certainly one of the popular ways. Don't forget the slug pellets or they will disappear fast.

27 Jun, 2012


Personally I'd try to find someone who has lupins they want to split.

27 Jun, 2012


i've grown some from seed this year, around 20 medium sized now will plant out in autumn for next years flowers, there is still time and its a good cheap way to get bulk if your dont mind a years wait for good blooms.

27 Jun, 2012


I'm also interested in having Lupins in my garden but wondered whether it was possible to get red lupins as all I have seen so far are purple/pink varieties? Sorry to hijack your thread John.

27 Jun, 2012


Most of my lupins are from the B and Q budget value range. They do smaller plants cheaper in spring. I've found that is doesn't take long for them to establish. They like moist soil.
For Littlet, I have some West Country Lupins called Red Rum. Not as red as I would like. There are pictures on my garden page. There are many varieties of red lupins but remember if you sow the seeds they may not come true like the parent plant.

Please pay close attention to the slugs and snails. They have stripped a very large plant of mine in 2 days!!!!
They were hanging from the plant this morning like Christmas tree baubles!!!!

27 Jun, 2012



28 Jun, 2012

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