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pelly

Never really gardened until I joined this community, now I'm totally hooked thanks to all the lovely people on here. 🌿🌼🌺🌻🌷🌸🌿

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha' syn. Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Thomocha'

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pelly

Morning everyone, have a great day. This is the first flower on my cosmos chocamocha, it’s never been as late as this 🤎 #cosmos-chochamocha

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anges

Morning, that's very dark and velvety looking 🖤🤎🖤🤎

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joanboston

That’s a bit late, hope it makes up for it

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pelly

It’s a tiny flower but it packs a punch Ange 🤎 @anges

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pelly

I began to think it wasn’t going to flower at all Joan. Hopefully it will 🤔 @joanboston

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane...at least you still got one...I think I dug mine up when we were extending the border...😏

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godfreye

Good morning Jane beautiful well worth the wait🤗

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joannie.a

Morning Jane, a case of "better late than never"

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pelly

Morning Elaine, oh no, what a shame 😢 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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pelly

Morning Enid, they really are gorgeous little flowers 😍 @godfreye

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pelly

Morning Joan, yes definitely 👍 @joannie.a

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jpea

Morning Jane, gorgeous colour, worth the wait

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pelly

@jeatacake this is mine 🍫 #chocolate-cosmos #cosmos-astrosanguineus-chocamocha

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jeatacake

Looks very different to my seedlings 😟

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pelly

Cosmos Chocamocha has survived another winter 😍🍫🍫 #chocolate-cosmos-chocamocha

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cottagegardendave

Wow, I’ve never managed to keep one for more than one season 😃👍🏻

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sieveheadsarah

Mine too Jane, so pleased 😍😀 but I did bring them inside 😂

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pelly

I just cut it back by 2/3rds bung it in the greenhouse and keep it just moist. When it starts to shoot I cut off the remaining dead wood in the spring. It’s just had it’s third winter Dave 👍 @cottagegardendave

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cottagegardendave

Thanks, I’ll have to give it another go 😊.

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pelly

Good luck @cottagegardendave 👍

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pelly

Good to hear Sarah, it's such a relief when you see the first leaves isn't it 🌱 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

It’s the one plant that I’m always so pleased to see growing back in spring Jane 🌱😀

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jeatacake

Nice one Jane 👍 I'm growing these from seed, but will try to save them over winter in the greenhouse too.

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joanboston

Well done Jane! I bought a boxed root from Sainsbury’s and so far have three really healthy shoots on it. It’s in the conservatory for now 🤞🤞

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pelly

Thanks Jeff, it’s well worth trying. I think a few people on here leave them in the ground but I’ve never tried that 🤔 @jeatacake

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pelly

I’ve got to decide where mine is going this time, I had it in the wrong place last year and it flopped all over the lawn 🙄🍫 @auricula

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pelly

Hi everyone, have a super Saturday #bestofnovember #cosmos #cosmos-astrosanguineus-chocamocha #frostybeauty

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pelly

Morning Elise, thank you @auricula 😍🙂

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juliesgarden

Fab 👌

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pelly

Thanks Julie @juliesgarden 🍫😄

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jeatacake

Ohhh that looks a bit cold but beautiful all the same 😍

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telswirld

Beautiful 📸 j

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lovemygarden65

Morning Jane , sugar coated chocolate , what’s not to like 👍❄️👍

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pelly

To say it’s not as warm as where you are could be a bit of an understatement Jeff ❄️but thank you @jeatacake 🍫🙂

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pelly

Thanks Terri @telswirld 🙂🍫

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pelly

Afternoon Marilyn, sugar coated chocolate sounds good to me @lovemygarden65 🍫🍫

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KariSamuel

Wowzers! This is simply grand!! 💜

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pelly

Thanks Kari, it looked beautiful with the frost @KariSamuel 🍫❄

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pelly

A very frosted Chocamocha this morning ❄️🍫 #chocolate-cosmos 19/11/19 #frosted

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anges

That's a great photo 👌😍

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pelly

Thanks Ange @anges the frost makes for some great photos ❄❄

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RedFuchsia

Beautiful plant and photo 🌷

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joanboston

Ooh mind you don’t lose it Jane!

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pelly

One of my favourite plants Natalia, thank you @RedFuchsia 🍫🍫

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pelly

I’ve just posted part of an article I read about this Joan @joanboston 👍👍

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RedFuchsia

I like them too, bud I have only the common ones, white and pink. They are lovely too🌸

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pelly

I love the annual ones too, this particular one is reasonably hardy though @RedFuchsia 😄😄

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juliesgarden

Sugar coated 😍

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pelly

Took me ages Julie @juliesgarden 🙄😂

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ukgardentags

#bestofautumn19 🍾 Would you like us to include this photo in our email newsletter @pelly ? 😀

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pelly

#bestofseptember so many to choose from but I think this is mine #chocolate-cosmos #cosmos-chochamocha 28/9/19

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charlotte

Such a lovely colour

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pelly

Thanks Charlotte, it's a great plant @charlotte 🍫🍫

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cyndi

So pretty #darkflowers

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jeatacake

Beautiful plant. I must get one for next year 👍

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pelly

You definitely must Jeff, it's a fabulous plant @jeatacake 👍👍

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pelly

Thanks Cyndi @cyndi 🍫🍫

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pelly

I couldn't agree more Elise @auricula 🍫🍫

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jeatacake

On my wishlist 😉👍

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cyndi

Very welcome xo

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wtwitchell6969

Wow what a name and what a beautiful flower

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gjones

Beautiful photo and flower!

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pelly

Chocolate love 🍫🍫#cosmos #cosmos-chochamocha 8/9/19

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treefrog44

😍 wish I could find plants for sale in the states! Tried growing it from seed, does not grow true 😢

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awomanonabike

Yum! Mine in a pot hasn’t done so well this year but I have some in the garden that made it through the winter so I’m not complaining 😉

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pelly

With it being warm you really could this afternoon @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 🍫🍫

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@pelly 👌🏼🍫😋😘

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pelly

Oh that’s a shame Theresa, it’s such a lovely plant @treefrog44 😞😞

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pelly

I’ve not dared to leave mine in the ground but it needs splitting so I might try a small piece this year @awomanonabike 🍫🍫

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awomanonabike

If it can survive here I’m sure it can for you too 👍

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columbiariver

So very pretty Jane ❣️

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gjones

So pretty!

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pelly

That’s what I was thinking 👍👍

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pelly

Thank you Laura and Katy @columbiariver @gjones 🍫🍫

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pelly

Loving this against the pink hydrangea #cosmos #chocolate-cosmos #cosmos-astrosanguineus-chocamocha 24/8/19

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dpkgujar

So pretty 😍

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pelly

Thanks Deepak @dpkgujar 😊😊

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jpea

Gorgeous 😍😍

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dpkgujar

You're welcome 😇

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Diane76

😍 that scent

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pelly

Thanks Jeremy @jpea 🍫🌸

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pelly

Ohhh yes @Diane76 🍫🍫

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vec

Lovely, I can't remember if I lost mine or gave it away 😂

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pelly

Thanks and yours is probably in Suzies @jadojado29 garden 😂😂

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jadojado29

😂😂 morning Twin @pelly your right it would be in my garden but I think Bestie @vec lost it as I know she hasn’t given it to me. Watch this space no doubt she will find it & it will wing its way to me 😂😂😘

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pelly

Morning Suzie , I’m sure it will @jadojado29 🙄🤣😘

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pelly

It’s survived another winter and is putting on lots of new growth now. I’m a happy bunny 🍫🍫 #cosmos #cosmea #chocolatecosmos #chocamocha 11/4/19

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anges

Mmmm delicious 😁🍫

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sieveheadsarah

That's much further along than mine Jane, always a relief when they start to grow 👍🏼😍

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pelly

It actually smells of chocolate Ange @anges 🍫🍫

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joanboston

Oh well done Jane! I’ve given up as I’ve never managed to get one through the winter yet😳

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pelly

This is so much further on than last year Sarah, in fact I thought I'd lost it so it was very late flowering @sieveheadsarah 😊😊

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pelly

Thanks Joan, it's coming into its third year now so it's doing well @joanboston 👍👍

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mrsflowerpot

No activity yet from mine, maybe it just needs a little more warmth and sunshine 🙏🙏🙏

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pelly

Mine was much later than this last year, so when it went in the greenhouse I didn’t cut it back so much. Whether this made any difference I don’t know but the winter wasn’t as harsh here this year either Beck @mrsflowerpot 🤔🤔

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cyndi

Soooooo pretty i mem the flower from last year. Glad it survived.

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mrsflowerpot

I wasn't as well behaved with mine as you were Jane @pelly I left mine in the ground to see if they would survive as I have had them come back in the past. Although they are in a more shadier part of the garden. We will just have to wait and see if they make an appearance. Yours are looking very healthy though. 👍👍👍

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pelly

Thanks Cyndi, the flowers are an amazing colour @cyndi 🍫🍫

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pelly

@Keely this is it Keely, not the clearest of pics but it was getting dark by the time I got home, hope it helps 👍😘

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Keely

Oh wow yes it is bigger than I thought may just put one in a pot myself to move about and mingle with other yellow n orange pots 😄 thanks Hun gives me a good idea now 😘

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pelly

You're welcome Keely, I want to put mine with something pink next year but.... you're putting ideas in my head.... this, pink and orange?? @Keely 🤔🤔

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awomanonabike

Ooh that looks so healthy Jane. I have one in a pot too but it’s not that big 🖤

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pelly

It was actually in the garden last year but I put it in a pot to overwinter and never actually got back into the ground this year Jacqueline 🙄🙄 I’m hoping it will overwinter again @awomanonabike 🤞🤞

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sieveheadsarah

Have you ever split this Jane, my two plants became 5 this spring 😀👍🏼😀 @pelly

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pelly

No not yet, it was new last year, I'll see how it looks next spring Sarah @sieveheadsarah 😊😊

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awomanonabike

I think mine suffered from simply being left in the same pot. I must be kinder to them next year 🙄

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pelly

We’ll both be kinder to them next year Jacquline @awomanonabike 👍👍

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awomanonabike

🤣 I promise to try 😉😂

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pelly

Me too Jacqueline @awomanonabike 😊😊

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pelly

Morning peeps, there are still a few flowers on this, I’m hoping it will overwinter again. Have a lovely day, it’s another rainy one here 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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wtwitchell6969

Morning Jane weather looks abit dryer in Swindon today but yesterday was abit close I’ll post a pic

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pelly

That must have been a bit of a worry!! It’s going to rain all day here 😡😡 @wtwitchell6969

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wtwitchell6969

To be honest I love the river but to be honest I was abit nervous just my luck that do all the garden as best as I can then flood lol hey ho life goes on thankfully the rain stopped.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jane 🙋🏼‍♀️

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Keely

Morning I love this one do you lift it Jayne or leave it in? 😄

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pelly

Glad to hear it Wayne @wtwitchell6969 👍👍

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pelly

Morning Elaine @wag

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pelly

Morning Keely, I lifted it last year and overwintered it in the greenhouse, this year it never got out of its pot 🙄 and will go back in before the frosts arrive @Keely 😊👍

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suerichards

It’s a beauty 🙏🏻

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pelly

Thanks Sue, and I love it's chocolatey perfume @suerichards 🍫🍫

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suerichards

@pelly yummy 😋

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pelly

It’s back, woohoo, I thought I’d lost it over winter, it looked very doubtful but it’s now a very healthy looking plant 🍫☕️😍

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cyndi

Wow

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pelly

It really smells of chocolate Cyndi 🍫🍫 @cyndi

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cyndi

Omg hellz yea yumm lol

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jadojado29

Oh Wow Jane @pelly looks like the chocolate is not quite set 😂 no wait it’s not really made of chocolate 🍫 is it ? Looks good enough to eat 😋😉😘

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ShelleySnyder

Way to cool!!💘😍

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pelly

😂😂😂 @cyndi

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pelly

😂😂 Suzie, it was a bit wet when I got home from work, but it's a real flower, honestly @jadojado29 🍫🍫🍫

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pelly

Isn't it Shelley @ShelleySnyder 😊😊😘

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mariomartins

What a colour 😍😍😍❤❤😉

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ShelleySnyder

It absolutely is!💘😍

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pelly

Thanks Mario @mariomartins 😊😊

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pelly

This is now safely esconced in the greenhouse, although it's taking up rather a lot of room. Thank you @joanboston @flof1952 😍😍😍

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joanboston

So is mine! Can't bear to cut it back yet but will have to at some point. Another frost forecast for tonight here

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pelly

I'm the same, it can wait a few more days Joan. It's still got quite a few buds on it too @joanboston ☕🍫☕

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thehardygardener

Love chocolate

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flof1952

Good move Jane .......I know you would be devastated if the frost killed it!!!! Looks SO good still :))

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pelly

I would Pauline, it's been the most prolific of all my plants this year. Thanks again @flof1952 😊😊😊

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pelly

Still going despite the frost this morning and with about 15 buds. I wonder if I will see them open? 😍😍😍

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rachelbrooks

It’s a tough (chocolate) cookie then! Fingers crossed you will! 🤞🏼

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gauravsh6

Sparkling Shine 😊

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KariSamuel

What a pretty color! #wishlist

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joanboston

Morning Jane, I find they are not hardy here, so mine is in the greenhouse. Can't beat to cut all the flowers off yet though

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flof1952

Didn't want to take the chance with mine so it's in the greenhouse still flowering Jane :))

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pelly

Morning Joan, I wasn't going to lift mine but reading this and Pauline @flof1952 comments I have changed my mind. I really don't want to lose it @joanboston Thanks for the advice both. 👍👍👍

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flof1952

You're very welcome Jane :))

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Lovely...bet it smells fab 🍫

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pelly

Oh it does Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom ☕🍫☕

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Diane76

Gorgeous 👌

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pelly

This has been the most prolific plant in my garden this year and it still has so many buds on it. ☕☕☕

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jpea

Love that rich colour Jane

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pelly

Thank you Jeremy, one for next year maybe? @jpea 🤔🤔🤔

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jpea

We'll compare against the Scabious and centaurea 😊😊

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pelly

👍👍👍 @jpea

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rachelbrooks

Fab! 🍫 Mine was really poor last year and didn't reappear this year 😏

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jadojado29

Afternoon Jane @pelly that's Fabulous & can see loads of buds still 😍😚

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pelly

Oh that's a shame Rach, I hope I can overwinter mine as it's been fabulous @rachelbrooks 😊😊😊

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pelly

Afternoon Suzie, there are, it just doesn't seem to want to stop, not that I'm complaining, but as soon as frosts are mentioned I will have to cut it back and mulch @jadojado29 😊😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Maybe take some cuttings as well Jane, just in case! 😬

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pelly

I ought too really, thanks, I've got a few more cuttings to do this afternoon @rachelbrooks 😊😊😊

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pelly

I really wish you could see how many buds there are on this. It's an amazing plant. 🍫🍫🍫

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judrop

Are the buds the things that look like black berries on the tips

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pelly

Yes they are Julie, I lost count at 45 😁😁😁 @judrop

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susanhumphrey333

I can definitely see them Jane 👀👍😊

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maldavis

@pelly I discovered chocolate cosmos a couple of years ago and it is s fantastic plant and bloomer!

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pelly

Isn't it just Mark. I wouldn't be without it now @maldavis 😀😀😀

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pelly

I lost count at 35 buds on this. 😍😍😍

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joanboston

Wow! That's amazing Jane

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Keely

Wow my tuber never took it rotted planted it out too soon oh well sometimes we fail 🙁

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pelly

Oh, such a shame Keely. I'm hoping I can overwinter this @Keely 😯😯😯

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reedie-cottsge

Stunning colour. I love this particular flower. Love the fact it even smells chocolatey 😀 Strangely, I don't have any in the garden this year! Will have to wait until next year now, unless I go and buy one in flower!!! Tempting 😇😈😇😈😇

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pelly

They are gorgeous David, go on treat yourself @reedie-cottsge 😀😀😀

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reedie-cottsge

@pelly Jane, I might just to do that that😀😇😀

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pottybird42

@keely..... Me too! Tried two years running but it failed both times 😩

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pelly

Morning everyone, it's very quiet in the garden this morning, hardly any birdsong except for one Wood Pigeon and a solitary Blackbird. Have a great Thursday 🙋🙋🙋

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leslienorman

Stunning!😀🐝🎨

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Keely

Morning lovely cosmos 👌

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gjones

Wow, that's a beauty! So dark its almost black!

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christineb

Loving this one 😍

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pelly

@leslienorman @Keely @gjones @christineb thanks all, I love it. 😊😊😊

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bigemrg

Morning Jane! What a lovely deep dark colour! Enjoy your day! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian, thank you, enjoy yours too @bigemrg 😊😊😊

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LyndaClack

@pelly Morning Jane 👋👋👋👋🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫😋😋😋

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pelly

Morning Linda @LyndaClack 😊😊😊

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flof1952

Morning Jane. I have been so pleased with my CHOCOLATE COSMOS ..... flowering its head off. Great photo .....enjoy your day :))

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pelly

Morning Pauline, mines the same, enjoy yours too @flof1952 😊😊😊

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pelly

Looking good enough to eat 😊😊😊

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pelly

They really do smell of chocolate @Jasonsparkes1 🍫🍫🍫

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joanboston

I love them! But I can never get them through the winter😢

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pelly

I'm going to have a go Joan, they are so lovely. @joanboston 😊😊😊

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pelly

This was ready made Jason, I wish I'd bought a couple more. @Jasonsparkes1 😊😊😊

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daisy-jane

Gorgeous Jane 😍

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pelly

Thank you Jane. It's got so many buds on it. @daisy-jane ☕☕☕

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jadojado29

Such a Beauty Jane @pelly 👌 I don't know if I could have them in my garden though I would be forever munching on a bar of chocolate 🍫🍫😂😘

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juliesgarden

Oooo I like that Jane 😍😍😍

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pelly

😂😂😂 @jadojado29

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pelly

It's only a small flower Julie, but what it lack in size it makes up for with the impact it makes. I've got it in front of my 2 Japanese Anemones, 1 white and 1pink so when they flower it should show it off well. @juliesgarden 😍😍😍

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Keely

Gawjus Jane 😍👌

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pelly

I love this, the colour is so intense. ☕☕☕

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charlotte

Lovely. Be even better if it tasted of chocolate

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pelly

😂😂😂 @charlotte

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LynnS

Oooo that's even deeper than I thought it would be, lovely!

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pelly

Me too Lynn. It's only small but it packs a punch. Can't wait for more flowers @LynnS 😍😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Lovely rich colour 👌🏼 looks lovely against baby pink 🌸💕

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pelly

It's next to my Japanese Anemone, they should look good together @rachelbrooks 😍😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Perfect! 👌🏼🌸

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hobnob

Wow fabulous jane 👍

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juliesgarden

Ooooo nice 👍

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carolgs

Ooo I bought one of these yesterday @pelly love it 😍

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pelly

Can't wait for this one. I have had a fantastic day in the garden, seven hours of tidying, staking, weeding and moving plants. Wine time now🍷🍷🍷

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Diane76

👏👏 well done you! ☺

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christineb

Cheers ! 🍷

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awomanonabike

Cheers Jane 🍷 🍷

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nessas

Chin chin 🍷🍷

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pottybird42

It's very therapeutic..... Gardening I mean ... 🍾🍸

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pelly

Cheers ladies @christineb @awomanonabike @nessas. Now to feed and water the garden. 😊😊😊

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pelly

Both I think Gillian 😂😂😂 @pottybird42

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karlpape007

Sounds great!!

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katgreen

Sound like you deserve that wine, we on the other hand have just sat looking at ours and saying we really must do some gardening 😄

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Denise16

Sound great Jane, I started the other way round 🍷🍷with the intent to do a bit of digging later, alas...☺️

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pauline33

Sounds perfect 👌cheers 🍷🍷

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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pelly

Cataloguing 😊😊

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