I’ve found the reason that lupins won’t grow in my garden – slugs. I had bought a white lupin from the garden centre to see whether it was just that it is difficult to get them to grow from seed. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
All the leaves on this plant have been eaten, at least a bit. I have sort of a fear of slugs but I don’t know why – I’m okay with snails. I think it’s just that I hate anything slimy and oozy. I’ve noticed that more and more of the slugs in my garden have orange bottoms – supposedly these are Spanish and more evil than ordinary English slugs. Anyway, if you want to look at something horrible, check these out.
I need a toad. The lady in the post office told me that she has a toad and it eats all the slugs.