Russell Lupins

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Postby Pokie » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:28 pm

Fingers crossed here too TLC! :D
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Postby Ann » Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:17 pm

Now that putting seed in the frig has finally penetrated my consciousness, I wondered if perhaps I should have done that with lupin seed as well. :?: They did not grow too well, to put it mildly,, but may be able to rescue a coupke of pots and put the soil into the frig. Or maybe go back to the nursery for more seed. :D
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Postby Luzy » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:41 pm

Better be careful when you're serving morning tea to visitors, Ann... :D
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Postby Ann » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:34 am

Luckily tea bags and coffee do not need to be lkept in the frig and I keep the bags of seed and/or soil out of the way :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Bulbinella » Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:25 pm

We have an upside down fridge, so space in it is limited, mainly because I've taken one of the vege crisper drawers, it's full of packs of seed, when it comes to chilling bulbs, I use the other drawer, so whenever I need to put food in the fridge, I have to do a lot of re-arranging :lol: but the fridge is the best place to store your seed.
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Postby cordelia » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:37 am

I've never felt the need for a bar fridge, but next time an old one comes up for grabs it might be worth it!
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Postby Pokie » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:59 am

I agree! Could come in very handy!
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Postby Yani » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:21 am

LOL Cordelia. My husband can't wait to kick our fridge out now. It's been making loud grunting noise from the fan. But to fix it will cost around $150- $200 from all quotes we got. Too expensive really. When I told him, just leave it in the laundry when we move to new house, he staring at me and confused. I said it'll be for my bulbs if you don't mind. Now it's mine for the bulbs later YAYYYY!!! And I gotta chance to get new fridge :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby Pokie » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:55 am

You win both ways! :D
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Postby Ann » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:31 am

Luckily for my frig I am running out of garden space, definitely if the seeds grow!! I used my old pill bottles for seed now, but I do not have to share my frig with anyone else :lol: :lol:
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Postby sara » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:19 am

I tried growing Russell Lupins in Bendigo, central Vic, which ended in total disaster (at which disaster I was very put out, particularly as a neighbour managed to grow them perfectly LOL). Anyway. I have just planted a bunch here in Tasmania at the edge of a bog garden and they are putting up some spectacular late winter growth - I have great hopes for this year. ;)

Lupins can be difficult to get here in Tasmania as they are another species of plant which you cannot import into the island.
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Postby Ann » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:54 am

I've noticed that Russell Lupins are no longer on thr forbidden list from AQIS. :D :D Now I can try legally!!!! :lol: They like a neutral to acid soil.
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Postby Luzy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:11 pm

Ann wrote: Now I can try legally!!!! :lol:


Where's the fun in that, Ann? :lol: :lol:
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Postby Ann » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 pm

I've never been successful anyay with our alkaline soils, but.... if they grow and I can find a space, I can put them in the front garden :D :D I put some in in Kwinana and gave them blood and bone :D The dog dug them up and ate all the b & b so I gave up using the stuff. :cry:
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Postby Pokie » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:04 pm

Mine are shooting vigorously now! Snails love them too! :( :roll:
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Postby The Estate » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:27 am

Planting 5 today, thanks for the warning about the (sn) Pokie.
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Postby sara » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:02 am

I'm happy to report that mine are absolutely thriving at the edge of the bog garden - looking forward to a flush of lupins for the first time in years this summer. :)
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Postby Pokie » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:05 am

The Estate wrote:Planting 5 today, thanks for the warning about the (sn) Pokie.


Apply snial pellets STRAIGHT away and don't enrich the soil too much. They prefer poor soils...
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Postby Ann » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:25 am

I've got some seeds shooting :D I can always pot them, but there is one in the garden with the roses which has not died and I think my soil profile is slowly changing. :D
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Postby The Estate » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:52 pm

I hope I plant4ed mine the right way :?: :idea: very long root sytem, was lucky i think, they had started to shoot, also planted today 4 4 pom pones and 1 cream calla, it my tying up the poopd forgive me my arms are just aching sooooo bad, legs hurt :cry: only got one side done today mulching ect.. bin still very full :twisted: Also transplanted my pineapple plant bulbs out of their pots and into the garden as well.
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