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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Lupinus 'Russell Hybrid Mix' (Mix)

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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carolecuttingitfine

The #lupins are amazing this year - they must like neglect! Have a lovely Sunday everyone 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Fabulousness! Mine are still less than a foot tall! Maybe I got dwarf ones 🙈

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Bobster06

They’re beautiful, mine are only just starting to pop up now. The cooler northern climate I guess. Lupins are my fav plant, bit of a sad story but it’s actually the reason I got into gardening. My mum planted some in my front garden a few years ago while we were away on holidays as a surprise, sadly she passed the following year but Lupins now give me a very happy memory because of this. When she passed gardening was my savior in many ways, now a pastime used to relax and give me headspace. 💖

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh that’s actually not sad, @bobster06 I think if she inspired you to start gardening and you’ve continued and got some solace from it then that’s a positive, well done to your mum for continuing to help. We all use our gardens for different reasons and mine is definitely for the same reasons as you.

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brightcolours

Super!! #bestofmay

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh thank you @Brightcolours 😘

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh maybe or maybe @rachelbrooks they don’t have organic fertiliser like mine!? 🤣🤣🤣 thank you chickens 🐓 the girls done good! 😉 rocketfuel 😉

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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carolecuttingitfine

Awh so happy to see the #lupins back! Have a lovely day everyone and stay safe 😊

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow they look fabulous...

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Mary200631

Gorgeous

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debsgarden99

Wow 🤩

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solly1961

Beautiful

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @jaynehynesburton @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @Mary200631 @debsgarden99 @solly1961 😊😊😊

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hayleyaj

Stunning 💓

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

Discovered whilst having a cut back! Frost on a newly budding #lupin - crazy seasons - have a super Saturday everyone 😊

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pelly

I had to dash out and check mine, but no buds....mad!!... enjoy yours too Carole 😍😍

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Denise16

Wow!

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carolecuttingitfine

😂😂 I do that too @pelly

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carolgs

Lupins for Christmas!!

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

So much #lupin love 💕 looking fresher for a bit of overnight rain 🌧

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rachelbrooks

Lovelies 💕💜

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Diane76

😍gorgeous

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kayleighanne

Beautiful!! 😍 this is what mine would look like if the slugs left it alone @Kali8 😭😭

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shivydevon

Wow how do you get them so big?? Mine are tiny!!

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carolecuttingitfine

I made the bed a couple of years ago so the soil is virgin and had loads of homemade compost added @shivydevon

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

Ah it’s #lupin time! Nothing says summer like a lupin.. grown from saved seed and bigger than ever 😊😊😊 have a terrific Tuesday everyone

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carolecuttingitfine

😂😂 thanks @scaryskates - predictive text - shows what words I use a lot messaging doesn’t it 😂😂😂😂

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍

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nessas

Beautiful Hun just love loopy lupins time ☺️

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous 💕💕💕

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AlisaJ

Absolutely fantastic and amazing that this has come from one tiny seed 💗💗

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carolecuttingitfine

@scaryskates and @Jasonsparkes1 these seemed to come from no where, and we are down south here so won’t be long I’m sure before yours appear!

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @juliesgarden and @greenfinger14 and isn’t nature amazing @AlisaJ - me too @nessas and they are all over Chelsea too

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nessas

They are a must have in my garden couldn’t imagine it without them 😉

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LyndaClack

👍👍👍👍👍

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

Better late than never! First time of flowering for this lupin this year! Happy Wednesday everyone 😊

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vec

I'm confused by my lupins, been flowering since spring and still producing flower buds. Lovely colour 💛

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jonners73

Oh lovely, enjoy 😄

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh what a bonus @vec and thank you @jonners73 😊

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daisy-jane

Morning Carole beautiful lupin, better late than never,I have one that's just flowered too 😘😊👍

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christineb

Lovely surprise 😊

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flof1952

What a bonus Carole ......happy Wednesday to you too :))

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susieg

Well it's just beautiful however late it is 💕

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

#latebloom #lupin literally the first bloom I've had this year from this plant! #slugattack! 🐌

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pottybird42

That's great, mine were long gone in the Spring 😕

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carolecuttingitfine

This one was fantastic last year but had a severe slug attack in the spring so no flowers and has only just recovered @pottybird42 😊

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clipperty

#lupincuttingitfine 😂🍾👏🏻👍🏻hahaha xx

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carolecuttingitfine

@clipperty very good 😂😂😂😂

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

First of the #lupin - grown from seed saved from a plant that came off the "nearly dead shelf" 😊 happy Monday everyone!

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bigemrg

Morning Carole! It's always satisfying when you grow something from your own seed and it turns into a beauty like this! 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @bigemrg isn't it just! So pleased 😁 especially as I don't have a massive success rate!?

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Keely

Morning Carole looking lush, just done some dwarf ones from seed yesterday for next year 💞💕💞

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @Keely we are always forward planning as gardeners aren't we! Have a lovely Monday 😊

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awomanonabike

How satisfying is that? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 😊

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Keely

We are done the wallflower cuttings too 😬

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carolecuttingitfine

Very @awomanonabike 😊😊 @Keely and so it rolls on.. you are super organised!

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christineb

That's great Carole, mine are still babies 😀

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susieg

How lovely - and well rescued 👍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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carolecuttingitfine

Grew these from seed a couple of years ago so really pleased it's survived especially as it has the same name as my son! Russell not lupin 😏

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