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Posted: 31/08/2013 at 21:20

Cosmos is one of those plants where you just plant in baking sun and almost forget about it. This year my Purity and Seashells have been producing the most amazing display and I havent given them any special treatment, apart from regular deadheading.


 These were taken on the 23rd August and both plants are still flowering their socks off!


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 11:01

Yes I have a small amount in my garden, I just pull as much of the root out as possible when getting rid of it, seems to have reduced it quite quickly.

I'd say you need to exclude light for about 3 years to severely diminish it.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 09:57

Thanks for the advice, I've ended up with about 6 really healthy plants of each which I've no idea the flower colour of (this is always exciting )

I will do a test and plant out 1 Lupin and 1 Delphinium and see if they cope with the Winter. The rest can go in the plastic greenhouse.

Slugs and Snails are'nt a problem, I am well on top of those blighters. :P

r.e GardeningGranny Lupins are always worth a go, they put on a spectacular display!

Lavender - how to plant/space out so as to let plants thrive?!

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 18:30

I cut my Lavender bushes back by a third on the whole plant AFTER flowering. This seems to bush them up ready for next year before Winter sets in


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 20:53

Hi all I have some Lupins and Delphs growing nicely in pots which I sowed some months back now.

Would anyone recommend planting them out now?

I live in South East Wales and the plants will be mulched over Winter.

Just wondering what other peoples experience is with this

Thanks in advance

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:50

I have only had it a few months but so far not 1 spot of mildew on it and the bees seem to love it too!

My velvet queen sunflowers are stunning too


Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:45

Ive seen 2 so far this year but only within the last couple of days

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:36

Yes, it's Monarda Gardenview Scarlet.

The smell when you rub the leaves is very enticing

My Begonias and Zinnias are wonderful also



Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:25

I usually trim the plant down by a third but as fidgetbones says never cut into the old wood.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:08

 This is my Lobelia Cardinalis, Probably my favourite in the Garden at the moment

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