5 Comments

  1. Laila
    October 17, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Cosmos is my favorite and I am trilled to see the white color ones you are selling. For one reason or another my pink cosmos are self seeding, I have sowed and planted out a few of them last year and to my delight a few came up this year. Anyway, I really hope your waters are correct concerning next years growing season. Definitely want to try out growing more flowers.

    • Ben
      October 17, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

      ah Yes…Cosmos ‘Purity’ rock! Cosmos do manage to self seed sometimes…they shouldn’t…being half hardy…but some seem to manage to germinate after the frosts.
      Trust me…next year…. ;)

  2. Terri
    October 16, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Hi Ben, Nitrogen, eh! Well, whatever turns them on! I think the variety was Deep Red and Earth Walker but next year I’m planting Valentine, Ring of Fire and Vanilla Ice. I have heard that if they’re planted closer together than usual, they support one another. I like to give them the opportunity to bond. I’m told this was a difficult year so I’m looking forward to an easier time in 2013. Thanks for your time. Terri

  3. Terri
    October 15, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    Hi Ben, Thanks for the seeds you sent and for the complimentary Corncockel. I love a flower that thinks I’m the bee’s knees! This is the first year I’ve had a cutting “Lotty Plot”. I’m still harvesting my Cosmos although I think the disco is playing the Last Waltz now!. Wondered if you could help me with a problem. My sunflowers were very successful but they surprised me by branching out quicker than Costa Coffee on the high street. I managed a Heath Robinson affair with string and bamboo but I wondered if the Higgledy experts have a more considered approach to preventing the stalks from breaking. Good luck in Cornwall, Terri

    • Ben
      October 16, 2012 @ 5:46 am

      Hi Terri :) Hummm…most people find they can’t get them to branch enough! What varieties did you grow? It may be because you had heaps and heaps of nitrogen in your soil…this would promote green growth and stalk…
      Glad it generally went well for you…next year will be an easier growing season…i can feel it in my waters.