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Westcountry Lupins - Nursery Feature

This feature encapsulates beautifully both Sarah Conibear’s passion for Lupins together with the range, depth and intensity of colour provided by this perennial garden favourite.


Season:
Summer


Credits:
GAP Photos/Richard Bloom


Feature No:   3885 

Qty of Images:    70 

 



 
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Synopsis
Inspired by a television programme featuring the Lupin collection of Johnny Walker, Sarah Conibear, TV Star and nursery owner now in her own right contacted the man himself. Little did she realise that this would give rise to her own passion for Lupins and provide the impetus for her to establish her own nursery now known as ‘Westcountry Nurseries’. Where initially using, the seeds sent to her from Johnny walker, she now grows the national collection of Lupins. The aim of her breeding programme, was to re-establish Lupins as a ‘go- to’ sturdy exotic coloured garden plant. Adding vibrant colour and what Sarah describes as a statement with a capital ‘S’ to any late spring early summer border. Sarah feels that their brightly coloured spires provide both focus and colour between the paeonies, late tulips and alliums during the month of June. Being robust enough to grow in most soil types, given to the fact that they cleverly produce their own nitrogen enabling them to grow in poorer soils. Lupins are easy to grow and very rewarding, attractive to bees and blessed with a distinctive peppery scent. As well as looking stunning in borders they also make fantastic cut flowers lasting for up to a week in a vase. This feature encapsulates beautifully both Sarah Conibear’s passion for Lupins together with the range, depth and intensity of colour provided by this perennial garden favourite.

 

 

 
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