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This lupin was grown from seed this is one of a small number left on my nursery but the leaves have a bit of mildew so I'll treat that and overwinter them and sell them next year .

I start them off indoors in an unheated room in early April in a standard sized seed tray and they germinate within about 7-10 days .I pot them on into 7cm pots about 2-weeks after germination and harden them off in a coldframe.

About 25% flower in august/September and as soon as I see flower buds I pot them on into 1 litre pots to sell 2-3 weeks later. The remaining non flowering plants are over wintered in the 7 cm pots and potted on for sale the following spring.

A 39p packet of seeds often yields 100 plants.

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What do you treat the mildew with Anchor?

5 Oct, 2010


On the rare occasion I needs to I use Roseclear 3.

Lupins are virtually the only thing I seem to have problems with and I may stop growing them and move on to a pest free plant.

5 Oct, 2010


I've had probs with one of my Honeysuckles

5 Oct, 2010


Love your knowledge Anchor.
A few of mine are flowering now too, which I grew from seed this year :-)

5 Oct, 2010


Thanks Dawn

5 Oct, 2010


Lovely pic anchorman.. Glad I read about the mildew I thought it was discolouration from the rain lol silly me... off to get me some treatment

7 Oct, 2010

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