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Cosmos Plant - help

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:36

Tony, cosmos need regular and frequent potting on at this time of year.  They grow fast

i pinch out several times to produce large and bushy plants for all summer flowering.  If you pinch out like this your plants will not require supports and will look impressive

grown in groups of 3 or more cosmos are even more effective.....the white ones are my favourite

Fish/Blood and Bone or Sulphate of Potash ?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:31

You can overthink these things.  

if plants are doing well and look healthy fish blood and bone will provide al, they need.  

When should last years dahlias make an appearance?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:27

Lilyrice, you don't need to.

i have large ones outside..the bigger the more impressive.

however, for containers I do pull many apart and pot them up still keeping them large 

Too late to cut back cornus Alba aurea?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:24

Doubt it very much Andy.  

Is it too late to prune a lavatera?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:21

Tee hee hee 


Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:19

Invicta, I grow early and late aconitums and slugs and snails are never a problem.

whether aconitums are poisonous to them I don't know but I somehow doubt that.

nothing can compare to delphiniums though.

Is it too late to prune a lavatera?

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 22:42

See.....short lived 

take cuttings sanjy every year 

Bloody dandelions

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 22:09

kitty, on edit I deleted "sorry".  That reminds me to get sausages tomorrow 


Posted: 23/04/2016 at 22:06

Ah!  Skinny dipping Wills. Memories of college 

sounds hard work but worth it when done.  Sure it will be superb 

Bloody dandelions

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 22:01

Hiya Kitty..

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