Competition – grow a plant or two in a large pot.
In 2018 I grew four or five lupins from seed. You can find the photograph in the archives, under lupin. This year I’ve added some pinks with seeds taken from the 4-year old potted plant, pictured below.
Last year they didn’t do as well, so I planted some other plants around them in the bed, roses and marigolds, and spring bulbs. This year I haven’t watered them as much as the other plants, as I was experimenting.
My partner has also grown a lupin from seed. This is it’s 4 th year. It’s a lovely deep pink shade, pictured below.
Why not experiment and have a friendly competition, with your family to see who can grow the best lupin?