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rbetts25

I love gardening, particularly wildlife and GYO. I have an addiction when it comes to buying plants. I only wish I could spend more time indulging!

Cosmos

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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rbetts25

Morning everyone! I really love the colours on this cosmos. Off to Leeds for 2 days for work, so yesterday saw some furious deadheading to keep things going until I’m back! Have a great day everyone! #fromseed

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pelly

Morning Richard, it is a pretty one 💖💖

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jpea

Morning Richard, that is a beautiful cosmos and 1 I've not seen before

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Keely

Morning Richard that's a pretty one 💖💖

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rbetts25

It was from the rhs seedlist, so it is supposed to be solely bipinnatus. All the others are either white, pink or red. Maybe a cultivated seed snuck in. @jpea

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flof1952

Morning Richard. So many different varieties of COSMOS ....that's a pretty one 👋☺🌸

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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rbetts25

Morning everyone! To say flowering it’s heart out is an understatement! #cosmos #fromseed (the one next to it is the same size with no flowers 🤷‍♂️)

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gjones

Beautiful

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pelly

Morning Richard, that’s beautiful 💕💕

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flof1952

Morning Richard. That has done well ...lovely colour too 👋☺💕

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rbetts25

The power of deadheading! @flof1952

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flof1952

An essential task Richard and well worth the effort 👍

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jpea

Morning Richard, they're wonderful when flowering like this

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itstillhelen

I didn’t get a single flower on mine from seed this year! In fact, they only grew to about 4” 😤😤😤

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rbetts25

That’s really bad luck! I find that there is always 1-2 that don’t flower but this seems like a really bad year for you. @itstillhelen

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louisesimpson

Absolutely stunning xx

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jyotu

A great bush. Love it

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vec

Wowsers. I had a self seeded one try and flower but it failed miserably 😂

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rbetts25

Morning everyone! Love the way the sun shines though the #cosmos petals and the shadows they cause. 💕☀️ Today I’m going to enjoy sitting indoors watching the much needed rain. Plus I brought 2 new #thalictrum yesterday at #newbyhallandgardens 😉

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flof1952

Morning Richard. What a great photo. How many THALICTRUM do you have now 👋☺🌸

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rbetts25

Thanks Pauline! Hehe, I have 12 different ones now 👍 @flof1952

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pelly

Morning Richard, great shot 🙋💕

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flof1952

Oh wow ....are you planting them all in the same area Richard 😮

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gjones

Beautiful photo!

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rbetts25

Thanks Jane! @pelly

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rbetts25

I’m squeezing them in wherever I can really but trying to still find an area of the garden that suits them. Some like full sun but others prefer partial shade. The problem this summer has been keeping them moist! @flof1952

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rbetts25

Thank you so much @gjones

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Richard stunning photo I’d have that blown up and put on the wall..👍🏼😘

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rbetts25

Thanks Elaine, I was really pleased with it. I took it as I was getting into the car and only looked at it properly when I got home! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jonners73

Lovely shot!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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rbetts25

Morning everyone! Nearly the weekend 😃 I noticed this cosmos this morning, unusual shaped petals, different to the others and a lovely darker pink in the middle 🌸🌸🌸

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pelly

Morning Richard, it's a pretty one 🌸🌸

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flof1952

Morning Richard. Very nice 👋☺👍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Richard I love cosmos 👍🏼

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jendren

Cosmos are great Richard. Love this one 💓

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plants

Lovely 🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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rbetts25

Morning everyone 👋 My first #cosmos to flower! This was grown from seed that I got from the RHS seed scheme.

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jpea

Lovely colour Richard 👌

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flof1952

Morning Richard. Oh well done ...love the colour 👋😊👍

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pelly

Morning Richard 💕💕

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cyndi

Its a lovely one

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rbetts25

Morning everyone! Off with the family to #rhsharlowcarr today. Very excited 😊. I’ve sown a lot of seeds this year with moderate success but these cosmos have kept me going, truly a seed you can depend on! And they have flower buds coming already 🌸🌸

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Keely

Morning lovely place to visit have a good day 🙋

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pelly

Morning Richard 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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AlisaJ

Morning Richard! They look great 👌🏼 have a fab time at Harlow Carr 😊

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Richard I planted 5 varieties and they’re in and flowering beautifully...👍🏼enjoy your day

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rbetts25

Thanks Alisa! @AlisaJ

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rbetts25

A fantastic plant Elaine! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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flof1952

Morning Richard. You can always rely on COSMOS ....well done. Have a brilliant day out with your family 👋😊👏

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greenfinger14

Morning Richard 👋 hav a great day !! 😊

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gosmanalf

Have a great day Richard.

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plants

Love them 💕

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rbetts25

Thanks Pauline! @flof1952

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rbetts25

Storm Ophelia and Brian, you tried your hardest but you couldn’t beat the cosmos! Morning everyone!

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cyndi

Morning and they look wonderful

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flof1952

Morning Richard ........very nice. Sturdy little plants aren't they :))

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pelly

Morning Richard, you've been very lucky. 😊😊😊

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rbetts25

Thank you Cyndi! @cyndi

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rbetts25

Very sturdy indeed Pauline! At times they’ve been almost horizontal! @flof1952

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cyndi

Very welcome Richard

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plants

Love them💕💕💕

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rbetts25

Morning everyone! First time in the garden properly for 2 weeks yesterday and it's great to see these #cosmos still going strong!

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pelly

Morning Richard, what a lovely greeting after your holiday. Mine were a disaster from start to finish. 😊😊😊

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cyndi

Morning.. Definitely a lovely site to see

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rbetts25

Thanks Jane, I've had a few dud years with them in the past, for me, if I can get them through the initial snail attacks then it's ok. Having said that, I'm not sure how they survived the recent winds! @pelly

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Keely

Morning lovely late flower 💗

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pelly

That's when I lost mine, they had grown so tall Aileen finished them off. 😠😠😠

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flof1952

Morning Richard ......such a brilliant bedding plant. I've got a couple of self seeders from last year would you believe :))

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jpea

Morning Richard, love the foliage as much as the flower 👌

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AlisaJ

Morning Richard! These look gorgeous 🌸 Wish mine would do a bit better!

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daisy-jane

Morning Richard beautiful pic just love cosmos 💖

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mich

Aren't they fab..so pretty! 💚💗

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belindah

They still look great👍

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rbetts25

Morning everyone! First (of many 🤞) flower #cosmos

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flof1952

Morning Richard .....great plant :)

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pelly

Morning Richard 🙋🙋🙋

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning 🌞 Lovely colour

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Naomi126

👌

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plants

So pretty 🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸

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