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Diane76

Learning as I go. My garden is very exposed to the extreme coastal weather and strong winds. My garden is very much my escape.

Cosmos

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Diane76

Just discovered I've another type of Cosmos in the garden.

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anges

@Diane76 I like those, do you know what they are called? ☺🌸

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pelly

What a lovely sight Diane 🌸🌸🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I love this one Diane..

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💗💛💗

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Diane76

It was just from a packet called 'Allsorts mixed ' @anges @pelly @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @lovemygarden65

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gjones

Very pretty

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Diane76

Rain has just stopped and sun is out 😎 so are the 🐝🐦 and 🦋

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Lovely show of cosmos..💕💕👌🏼

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pelly

Wow, the Cosmos look amazing Diane 💕💕💕

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juliesgarden

Lovely 💖

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lovemygarden65

So many flowers 💖

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Denise16

Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

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Diane76

There's only 2 plants here but shows what constant dead heading can produce 😊 @novicegardenlover @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @pelly @juliesgarden @lovemygarden65 @Denise16

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novicegardenlover

Thanks @Diane76. I need to be more diligent. Did a little on my zinnias yesterday.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@Diane76 yes every day I’m at it but it’s worth it...bought some little dead head clippers they’re great...👍🏼

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pelly

I try and do mine daily, it makes such a difference 😍😍

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Keely

Wow they look amazing 💓💓💓

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Diane76

More variety this year from the seeds 😊 #beefriendly

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Diane76

07/06/18 First of my plants in flower 💕 #grownfromseed

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Diane76

06/05/18 All repotted and pinched out.

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Diane76

25/03/18 Basking in the sun 😎

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Diane76

12/03/18

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michelleh

I use my takeaway containers for this too! #reuse

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Diane76

07/03/18 First one appearing 👍 They've beaten my tomatoes.

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nancyanne

Nice.. good luck..

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pelly

My tomatoes have only just come through Diane, they seem to have taken ages. 👍👍

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Diane76

Can't complain @pelly as only sowed mine on 4th March 😀

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Diane76

04/03/18 lots of seeds sown and hopefully have more plants this year as 🐌 got to them last year.

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tina

Me too Diane trying to save money 😉 but i mean lots of help 😂. I wonder if anyone upgraded to GT premium and if it's worth it @Diane76 @pelly @rachelbrooks @Keely @linfoster @juliesgarden

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Diane76

I have gone premium @tina and you get better pruning /plant care tips, how to videos and have a note pad on your listed plants.

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tina

Will go for it I think sounded good for me 👌

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Keely

I haven't Tina only because of the help I've already had on here if I've had an issue, and I sometimes don't have the time to check on tasks and care all time due to work 😐

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Diane76

25/10/17

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Diane76

08/10/17

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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Diane76

08/10/17 still going strong

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Diane76

30/08/17

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Diane76

23/08/17 One of my biggest growing achievements of 2017

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juliesgarden

💕👏👏

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Diane76

#gyo the small cosmos was shop bought and the large was grown by me from seed. So definitely growing my own from now on ☺

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AlisaJ

What a result Diane! 👍🏼

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Diane76

Thank you @AlisaJ ☺

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valjones-hughes

Brilliant!

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Diane76

Thank you @valjones-hughes ☺

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Diane76

22/07/17 unfortunately these couldn't take the weight of all the rain.

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Keely

Awe such a shame 😣

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Diane76

Cosmos has really come on. 17/07/17

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Diane76

First flower of 2017

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katgreen

Beautiful photo 😍

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Diane76

Thank you @katgreen can't wait for more to flower ☺

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Diane76

Filling out better now it's in the garden behind my rose arch. 25/06/17

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Diane76

19/05/17

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hayleyaj

They look really healthy Diane, I would pinch them out a bit if you want bushier plants 😊

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Diane76

Thanks I will do. Was wondering how to thicken them up like the garden centre ☺ @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

That will do it Diane. 😀

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Diane76

01/05/17 pleased to say I've managed to save 3 cosmos from the clutches of a predator. All plants fighting back but think I need to start introducing the pots to fresh air during the day to thicken them up. Off to the garden centre so may get some gravel for the trays in the greenhouse to deter snails/ slugs.

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jacq1075

I bet you come back with more than gravel 🤣🤣

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pelly

I've got quite a few plants out now Diane. I can't wait to get them in the soil now. 😊😊😊

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Diane76

My only problem with putting stuff out at the moment is the strong winds we are getting daily @pelly

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pelly

I'm quite lucky Diane, I have a very sheltered area where they can go, but I'm sick of this wind all the time 😫😫😫

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katgreen

@Diane76 good idea with the gravel, I bought a cheap little cold frame, all plastic and just slots together but it's enough just to protect them from the wind and it pegs into the floor, think it was Wilkinsons 😊

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Diane76

12/04/17 something has been eating my plant (can't find the culprit) they are in the greenhouse. 😠

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hayleyaj

Had the same Diane but rescued them before it could eat the lot. Pretty sure it's a slug or snail. I stripped mine out completely and inspected everywhere. Also moved some pots into the other coldframe as it could have been hiding in a pot. 😡😡🐌🗡🗡

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Mikekally

I keep seeing the snailtrails in the condensation in my greenhouse every morning, but yet to find the devil's themselves.

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susanhumphrey333

I found some greenfly on one of my Cosmos. No damage done. I just wiped them off with my finger. Fingers crossed you find the little blighter 😬

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Diane76

08/04/17

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pelly

Looking good Diane. 👍👍👍

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Diane76

26/03/17 🤗 really pleased as never grown these before from seed.

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KariSamuel

#grownfromseed #newtothis #cosmos

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Diane76

Came home to find these have suddenly appeared. (So far only 2 so hopefully I won't loose them just in case I don't get any more. ) #newshoots

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Diane76

These hadn't showed any signs in the greenhouse so brought them back in the house.

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pelly

I had to do that with some of mine Diane. 😊😊

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Diane76

I'm just hoping more come through so I can fill my garden with them @pelly

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pelly

I've got my fingers crossed for you. When I brought mine back in, growth was a bit erratic so I wouldn't worry yet. @Diane76 😊😊

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hayleyaj

Fab Diane! They shoot up really quick so keep turning your tray til the others show up 😃

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angiecrazycatlady

I find cosmos do this, just when you think they have all sprouted a load more come up 😄

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Diane76

24/06/16 My latest purchase.

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mike1001

Lovely I have been planting those this week

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Diane76

Was tempted to get white ones as well but managed to resist as using as a gap filler till my other plants fill out.

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petal1

Lovely x

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salsback

I brought these they look lovely in the garden , any one grown them from seed ?

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