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VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 635
Hey guys i've been growing some cosmos picotee, when are they old enough to go into the garden.

Here Are Mine

 also are these Spanish Bluebells


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I like to wait until I see flower buds forming, otherwise even the 'dwarf' ones tend to grow very tall.  A bit like not planting out tomatoes until the first truss has tiny flowers appearing.  The second pic looks like an allium to me?
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 635
    Thanks Bob
  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,129
    Hi voyagerxp, I have just planted my cosmos seedlings outside but I live in a fairly mild part of the uk. I would pinch out the growing tips of the seedlings first to encourage side shoots to develop which will result in a bushier plant and more flowers. I grew that variety last year and they were stunners and flowered well into autumn.  Spanish bluebells usually look similar to our native ones but much bigger( like they’ve been on steroids!) 
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,688
    Agree with BobTheGardener, the second photo is an Allium. This one looking like Allium Triquetrum, sometimes called three cornered garlic. I've seen it growing all over the railway lines and in shaded undergrowth areas.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,333
    I would definitely cut a couple of inches off the tops of those cosmos, are you hardening them off? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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