As already mentioned, cosmos are brilliant for bees. Mine have grown really tall this year (see pic) and have been covered in bees. I know they are not wild flowers but really easy to grow from seed and they look fabulous.
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Thanks Winniecat! I have actually grown Cosmos this year and the plants
are huge, but they don't have many flowers or buds on them for some reason.
I have had success with them other years, so maybe it was the cold, wet
spring we had on the South Coast. Gold Finches love the seeds too when
the flowers are over don't they! Lovely picture and great flowers - thank you
for posting it!
Thanks Fairygirl - I guess I'm going to survive to do a lot more ragwort
Nutcutlet - I've PMd you!
Good morning ffb. Thank you. I made a discovery today, something I hadn't noticed before. Black doesn't mean ripe for Viper's Bugloss seed. As the flower spike turns brown the seeds go beigy-brown. That's ripe. It explains why I couldn't remove the black ones. I'll be harvesting any day now, just waiting for a few more to mature
Is flowersforbees the same person as Wild about Flowers?
Wild about Flowers enquired earlier on different thread about Missing toolbar:
"I have the same problem you had Birdy13 so will take your advice
and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Will let you know what
happens and thank you!"
Are you both the same person? Have you now got your toolbar because if you got no response from your email you can sometimes raise them by telephone or try emailing Naomi Jones at
Hi Birdy, Yes, she is the same person.
Nutcutlet do you have/are you collecting seeds of Vipers bugloss? Would love some for one of my customers
I've PMd you addict
flowersforbees: glad you seem to have your toolbar now.
Yes I am the same person - ; I just couldn't get any help whatever I did, and
in desperation decided to reinvent myself!! Problem is, sometimes I get the
two nicknames mixed up and end up in a tizzy! I think I will probably stick more
with ffb, as I do have the toolbar for this, but still no toolbar for waf. Thanks very
much for taking the time to send me a message Birdy - if things go pear
shaped again I'll try Naomi Jones!
Sorry I've only just read your message - have had a very busy week! Thanks
so much for the update on Viper's Bugloss - I'm really looking forward to that!
Many thanks also for telling Birdy13 about me being the same person as waf! One
of these days I'll get myself so mixed up I won't know who I am anymore!!!
As I've told Birdy - I think it may be more sensible for me just to use
ffb as I really appreciate being able to post pictures etc. with the toolbar
and enjoy being able to PM you about things too, which I can't do on waf.
Hope you have a good weekend Nutcutlet - I'll try to keep upto date next week!
Yes stick with the new name if it works better. I like the PM facility, wouldn't want to be without that. Mine's been working hard over the last couple of days on the seedshare thread.
Viper's Bugloss is ready. I can post after the weekend unless you want to wait for greater knapweed which will be about a week. lesser knapweed is ready.
Have a good rest of weekend yourself
Great - thanks Nutcutlet. Yes please - just wait until the lesser knapweed is
ready - it will save postage for you and I'm all for that these days!
It's terrible to have an identity crisis... as in "Who shall I be today?"
I actually came across someone once who introduced himself like that in all seriousness to a gathering. (Funny looks all round!)
ffb is a bit hard to say. You know, leaving a few vowels in could give us 'flofob' .
I remember, might be more like 50years ago at least
Yes I think you're right Nutcutlet - I just don't know where all those
years went to! Speaking of an identity crisis - I've just realised that I
used waf to message Birdy - wonder if she'll notice! It wasn't on purpose -
I had just been checking to see if there were any new messages on there
for me - see what I mean about being confused??!!!!
I can take a bit of confusion. preparation for old(er) age.
Birdy is a man. He'll have an identity crisis now