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carmen-sylva

New gardener, found my peace among the flowers, birds and insects in my garden... and discovered a new passion. Strong supporter of organic gardening.

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Red Dazzler'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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carmen-sylva

This beauty grew from a plant that must have self seeded last year... and it looks far more beautiful than the ones I grew from seed this year. ❤️

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midnightgardener

Wow that's a super colour!! I'll look out for this one for next year 😊😊❤❤

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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carmen-sylva

So nervous about planting these out, keep wondering when is the right time. I am tempted to wait until next weekend. I’m more concerned about slugs than frost at this point. When are you all planting the #seedlings outside?

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carmen-sylva

In this pic - Cosmos, Zinnia, French Marigold, & 🌻 (and some red peppers and 🥒 )

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ublaszko

Cosmos and zinnias are tender so I'd wait till late May. Not much benefit planting them out earlier. 😊

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flof1952

I rarely plant anything out until late May Roxanna ....all looking very good there 👍🏻🙂

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carmen-sylva

@flof1952 @ublaszko Thank you, I may be too enthusiastic 😬 I’ll keep them in a while longer!

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ublaszko

I'm eager to plant out my dahlias but the risk of frost is still here until late May. I'm only just starting seeds for annuals 😅

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carmen-sylva

Hi all, #advice-needed please! I am thinking to move these babies into their individual pots this weekend, what is your favourite seedling compost? I’d prefer peat free as a must and organic where possible. Also, I am thinking to plant these out either end of April or end May. Which one is better? Thank you, all x

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jaynehynesburton

I've done this one, I potted in a John Insse? for potting on. Wouldn't put them out until the beginning of May

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carolecuttingitfine

Yes agee with @jaynehynesburton pot on individually in 3” pots and don’t plant out till mid May.. gradually acclimatise by having the pots out in the day and back in at night.. you can also bury them quite deeply if they have become leggy although yours don’t look like they have 😊

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carmen-sylva

Thank you! Sounds like a plan. X

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Muzz67

@jaynehynesburton @carolecuttingitfine reply ⬆️

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