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Cosmos. I didn't pinch some out properly...

B3B3 Posts: 21,400
...and now there's a flower bud on the top.
Is it too late to pinch out again? They're about a foot high.
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,479
    Not too late at all.
    Cosmos grow like mad this time of year, the only downside is you may delay flowering for about 10 minutes :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,400
    Great! Thanks @Pete.8.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,400
    Post a pic and someone will know. You pinch out to make it bushy and you'll get more flowers.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 424
    My cosmos are still tiny this year along with many other things  :( A foot high :o I wish! It's being a pretty cold June so i hope they pick up soon.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,892
    My are a foot high and not pinched and getting leggy too.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,400
    Bump for orchidia
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,479
    It may be a small cosmos. The flowers on the stem are terminal flowers so the plant will bush out from below naturally.
    The other shoot already appears to be quite bushy, so I'd guess you don't need to pinch out.
    If a stem is getting too tall, just nip out the top.
    Cosmos grow quickly and you'll do no harm pinching out a shoot even if it's the wrong shoot :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,444
    In my experience cosmos do not need pinching. Of course they can grow quite tall and may need support later on.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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