Top Travel Questions – Answered

How do you prune lupines?

Snip off the main stem right above the location where it branches at a side stem once the flowers on the main stem start to fade. The main stem will not regrow once removed, but it will produce more side stems with flowers later in the season. Snip off the side stems, too, once their flowers start to fade.

When should lupins be cut back?

When should you cut back lupins? You should carefully deadhead lupins once their flowers have faded or died. BBC’s Gardener’s World states: “In autumn, cut lupins right back to the ground after collecting seed. “Lupins are not long-lived plants – expect to replace plants after about six years.”

Do you cut back lupins when they have finished flowering?

After flowering, lupins can be deadheaded to enable growth on the flowering side-shoots. Once all flowers have faded and the plant dies off in the autumn, the plant can be cut back to the base. When can I cut back my lupins? It is best to cut back lupins once the flowers have begun to fade.

Where do I cut back lupins?

In autumn, cut lupins right back to the ground after collecting seed. Lupins are not long-lived plants – expect to replace plants after about six years.

How do you deadhead lupines?

Deadheading Technique

When most of the flowers on a spike have faded and before they’ve dried and set seed, deadhead by cutting the spike off with a sharp knife or garden shears. Make the cut on the stem just behind the spike, at a point where you see small growth buds.

Do lupins flower twice?

Lupins are perennial (i.e. they come up year after year) shrubs which start into growth after the last frosts, produce their first flush of flowers in late May / June and can continue flowering into early August if dead-headed correctly (see below).

Do you cut back lupines in the fall?

Clip the flower stems completely back once the blooms fade to encourage further growth. Avoid cutting back the foliage in the fall until after the plant’s seeds have dropped. Wild lupine can be planted in the fall.

Do lupins spread?

Lupines are deep rooted and do not spread except through re-seeding. Seeds will not come true to the original variety planted, but will eventually revert to blue-violet and white.

How do I get my lupins to flower again?
Coming in to flare at the end of May or the first couple of weeks of June. It's important to deadhead them to keep the wishes of flower coming through the summer.

How do you deadhead lupins UK?
So ideally when you're deadheading lupines you're going to deadhead the lupine. When you have about one-third left of flowers on the spike. So i've waited a little too long to deadhead.

Why are my lupins bending?

This is usually a result of too much or improper watering. Remove affected parts of the plant and be sure to water only the base of the plant, keeping the leaves dry.

How do you protect lupins from slugs?

Top up the garlic solution with cold water to 2 pints. Mix one tablespoon with 5 litres of water. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle, and spray the leaves of your lupins in the evening (when the weather is dry). The slugs and snails will not like the garlic, and so will leave them alone.

Will slugs eat lupins?

Slugs will eat bran before anything else, even my lupins. The bran swells inside them, and then they explode.

What could be eating my lupins?

Lupins are notoriously susceptible to slugs and snails, which never go further than they have to from their retreat. My guess would be that somewhere near the lupin that is being eaten a snail lurks beneath a flowerpot or a brick.

Is Salting slugs cruel?

Yes, it is cruel to salt a slug. Pouring salt on a slug triggers osmosis and causes the slug to die a slow, painful death of dehydration. Humans would experience a similar effect by pouring salt into their open eyes.

Do slugs drown in water?

Yes, slugs do drown. attract the slugs and then they drown in it.

Are slugs good for anything?

Slugs and snails are very important. They provide food for all sorts of mammals, birds, slow worms, earthworms, insects and they are part of the natural balance. Upset that balance by removing them and we can do a lot of harm. Thrushes in particular thrive on them!

What happens if a snail touches you?

It states that the snail advances on you and always knows where you are and that if it touches you, you will die.

How do you befriend a snail?

Let the snail crawl around your hand.

Play gently.

  1. Never apply any pressure on to the snail’s shell.
  2. Always move very slowly when handling your snail.
  3. Be conscious of the fragility of the snail.

Do snails have 14000 teeth?

Snails teeth are not like regular teeth. A snail’s teeth are arranged in rows on its tongue. A garden snail has about 14,000 teeth while other species can have over 20,000.

Do snails melt with salt?

Salt doesn’t actually melt snails and slugs. Salt kills slugs and snails by mixing with the slime on their skin to create a highly saline solution. This rapidly sucks water out of their bodies by osmosis, causing them to bubble, shrivel, and die of dehydration.

What do snails hate?

1: Coffee Grounds

Slugs and snails, unlike us, hate coffee. And coffee grounds also add nutrients to your soil. Coffee grounds are one of the best and most recommended ways to deter slugs and snails from your garden.

How do you permanently get rid of slugs?

How to get rid of slugs

  1. Copper tape. Copper tape is a well-known way to protect plants and pots from slugs and snails in the garden but it can also be used indoors. …
  2. Salt. …
  3. Ducks and slug predators in the garden. …
  4. Slug trap. …
  5. Wool pellets. …
  6. Sharp barriers. …
  7. Plant slug repelling plants. …
  8. Put up bird feeders.

Do slugs scream when you put salt on them?

Slugs do have a simple protective reaction system, but they don’t scream when salt is poured on them. Any hissing sound is caused by the action of the water being drawn out of the slug.

Do slugs like onions?

Re: Slugs eating onions. Yes, onions ! ‘Fraid so, they chomped their way through my spring onion seedlings and a few necks of my red onions where the bulb meet the leafy growth.

Do slugs feel love?

In summary, snails might have the biochemical potential to feel love, but they might not have a socially-mediated evolutionary reason to feel love. They engage in reproductive behaviors, but we don’t know whether they feel love or pleasure during reproduction.