Posted: 04/09/2015 at 08:29
I grew Cosmos from seed for the first time this year and they turned out to be a show stopper! I sowed the seed in the ground, amongst other newly planted shrubs which eventually disappeared under the huge Cosmos which grew to shoulder height. They were the mixed pink and white variety. They were slug proof, gorgeous to behold and made good cut flowers too. The bees were constantly busy on them and I am loathe to clear them away even now (September) when they are starting to fall over. I have saved seed and next year will give them a larger growing site and stake them too. One tip, I wished I had sown seed in pots as it was hard to weed the bed until the Cosmos seedlings were large enough to recognise.