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Vanishing Lupins


By dreeny8


This is only my 2nd Blog, so bear with me.

My garden continues to fill up with all sorts of debris from the trees (clear at the moment, I,m happy to say, because the other half and I combined forces the other day “Red Letter Day” and had a massive clear up—please don’t look under the carpet.

Well, my garden continues to fill up too as plants mature and fill their alloted spaces along with the shrubs—-and trees. We dug out a narrow border, very narrow close to a little low wall. I filled it with Agrostemia’s (probably mis-spelt) and another little plant between each one. Finally I added my last two precious, grown from saved seed, Lupins. A couple of days ago I checked to see how they were doing, they were only small plants, but they had completely vanished!! No sign of an attack by birds, not a morsel remained.
I checked again this morning in case my eyesight had deceived me, but no where to be seen.

We do get a lot of birds in the garden so I have now purchased some Bird Repellent. They may, or may not, have been responsible for my Vanishing Lupins but they also love it when I freshly dig soil and they come along and
kick it all about, not roll about, as some do, but definitely “kick-it” I’ve seen the little beggars. Thing is, though, where the Lupins were there is no sign of soil disturbance.

Well, I’ll probably never know.

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Slugs ???

3 Jun, 2010


Definitely SLUGS!

3 Jun, 2010


I have lost a couple of new lupins to slugs!

3 Jun, 2010


I'm afraid I must confirm SLUGS

3 Jun, 2010


Nominated for GoYpedia...
guess which category.... yes... SLUGS.... :o(((((((

3 Jun, 2010


Slugs from me too. Pity about the birds they would do more good than harm.

3 Jun, 2010


Yes probably slugs. They ate all mine last year. I didn't know you could get bird repellant. I'll have to get some. They give me the creeps :o(((

3 Jun, 2010


I have had beautiful lupins this year until all of a sudden they were covered in aphids and within a couple of days they had destroyed the whole plants, I was really upset as they really did look lovely. I have grown them in the past and slugs have laid into them. Best to put slug pellets down as soon as they start appearing through the ground.

11 Jun, 2010


Apart from the disappeared Lupins I have some beautiful full grown plants this year too. Havn't been outside today because of the bad weather (and house chores, have to be don e some time) but I'll check all my Lupins tomorrow just in case the aphids have descended.

11 Jun, 2010


This is the first time in ages that my lupins have bloomed and died naturally without the greenfly attack. I found that if I removed the little bliters from the roses with the aid of animal wipes it kept them away from the lupins (so far). regards Kristy, Essex.

20 Jun, 2010


My lupins finished blooming, my friend would like some seeds. Can I harvest the seed pods of the flowers and let them dry on paper before they got brown on the stems?

6 Jun, 2015

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