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Lupin - 100+ fresh seeds | Russell Mix | RHS Gold Medal | Same Day Dispatch

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Dear ebayers,Please find for sale 100+ fresh Lupin [Lupinus] seeds. This is a Russell mix-  a tried and tested cultivar perennial Lupins with exceptionally bold spikes of blooms, showing a wide range of colours which includes many unusual shades of pure yellow, orange and bright crimson, as well as attractive bicolors. Awarded a RHS Gold Medal, Russell Lipins remain justifiably popular - always performing, giving plenty of colour on glorious flower spikes. PLEASE NOTE: All orders received before 8pm (Mon-Fri) will be dispatched same daySAVE PACKAGING MATERIALS  - SEE OTHER INTERESTING & UNUSUAL SEEDS & PLANTS IN MY EBAY SHOPINSTRUCTIONS - TO SAVE PAPER I NO LONGER SEND OUT WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS. INSTRUCTIONS ARE BELOW SO PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS PAGE. FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME WITH ANY GROWING QUESTIONS.Depending on the time of year, Lupins can be either sown direct where they are to flow (in the garden or large pots) or in trays/small pots then transplantedGermination Guide (pots/trays)Sow in UK from February to SeptemberUse seed trays or individual posts of well-draining compost - ideally be a well draining  50/50 mix of regular compost and vermiculiteSow seeds well spaced, press lightly into surface to get a good contact then cover with approx 0.5cm of sieved compost mix.Place in a warm place (18-25c) out of direct sunlightKeep compost moistOnce rooted, plant firmly where it is to flowerTOP TIP! Don't use all your seeds in the same tray just in case rot sets in. Olly's General Guide to Seed Sowing! I love sowing seeds and it runs in the family - dad, granddad and finally my great-granddad for whom the hobby helped him get over his experiences in the Great War. I still get a big kick when I see the first seedling poking through from a new plant that I have never sown before or been successful at. However, even the most experienced gardeners draw "blanks" from time to time. Whilst I sow all the seeds that I sell so I know that they are viable, some are trickier than others and problems can arise so here are some tips to make "blanks" few and far between: 1) Don’t Rush! Tempting though it is when that packet arrives in the post to simply bung the seeds in some compost! 2) Google and YouTube are your friends! Take some time so see the methods other people use to germinate the seed.  3) Think Nature! What conditions do seeds face? For example a seed from a tropical plant will fall to the warm, wet and dark jungle floor. A seed from the mountains of Europe will fall to the floor in Autumn, then have to endure months of freezing temperatures before germinating in the spring. So as growers, what we are trying to do is to simulate the conditions that the seeds will naturally experience and there are plenty of tricks that can be done to short cut the processes somewhat. 4) Good compost pays dividends. The best investment you can make is to purchase three bags - one of potting compost, one of vermiculite and one of horticultural sand. With these three bags I can make up whatever soil type a particular seed likes (although for most seeds I find a 50/50 mix of compost and vermiculite works just fine)  5) Rot is your enemy. The single biggest danger to seed germination is rot - either before or after "damping off" the seeds germinate. To reduce the risk, ensure you have good free draining soil mix and that it is moist but not wet. Unless the seed variety absolutely requires it I prefer NOT to cover my seeds trays with plastic bags, Whilst germination is often faster this way, it greatly increases the risk of rot. I prefer to place my seed trans inside a watertight plastic tray and water from the bottom - airflow over the surface reduces the risk. Overseas Orders Buyers please note that they are responsible for any local customs duties or other taxes in their local country and should also ensure compliance with an biosecurity regulations. Any problems? Don't rush to review - message us first and we will get it sorted quickly!


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