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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,335
    Ah- maybe it ran out of steam a bit @Hexagon. Or was it one of the smaller types? 

    I can't get them to grow well here at all, but I think I'd need to sow in plugs first and transplant. They never 'take' very readily, but my soil is possibly too rich for them too,in th eonly places that would suit them very well. Might try them again next year though.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 580
    edited October 2019


    Same here!

    I hope they manage to open before it gets caught by frost - would be a lovely display if so.

    And a display that I've been waiting since February for, since that's when they germinated!
  • Had exactly same problem as Hotwax this year.  Seed sown March, then planted out May with a trowel of compost for each plant.  Purity and another variety. All the Purity plants lush and tall and very late to flower, the other earlier to flower in some cases but not in others, very frustrating!  I had pinched some out, but it didn't seem to make a difference. Some still full of large buds and flowers so I'm enjoying while they last.
  • ....or should I say Hexagon (sorry)!
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 338
    My cosmos purity flowering late this year too. But I'm still happy with them. They have been flowering since mid September and putting on a lovely display. I'm only deadheading every week. I think the cooler weather is allowing the flowers to last longer on each plant. I'm dreading a hard frost where they will all be wiped out.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,896
    As you regularly grow cosmos and haven't enriched the soil (as you say) I have no idea why they would be so late for you this year.


  • Finally first flowers - 8th November!
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,896
    crikey
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