In the garden this afternoon, I spotted this lupin coming through the greenery.I had forgotten all about it, it was bought last year at Bloom in Dublin and spent the winter languishing in its pot.It is Lupin Manhattan Lights
While inspecting the above I also spied this bare green spike and discovered it is another lupin spike of the same flower denuded of its buds by slugs!They have been out in force in the humid wet conditions of the last few weeks.
So summer colour is coming into the garden which is recovering after the hen invasion of last year.
They are still in their enclosure at the end of the garden and I leave them out for a wander now and then when I can stay out to shoo them out of the flower beds!
Slugs, snails and rabbits have been busy out in the allotment and what the blight and bad weather have not damaged they have.
We had to pull all of our onions as they were starting to rot from the continued wet and cold.We salvaged most of them and they are drying in the greenhouse.