Patience is a virtue

by Helen Hooker September. 30, 2015 2674 views

Way back at the beginning of June I planted some Cosmos seeds [], hoping we'd have a riot of colour in our garden later in the summer. After a quick germination [] they took a long while to get established in the flower bed (sadly most of them succumbed to the slugs and snails) but a few have really taken off and our first flower finally emerged this week. There are lots of buds too but I guess how many of those will make it through to be flowers will depends on the weather. With that doubt in mind I thought I'd catch some photos of this one while it's in its prime!

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Sara G 3 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful macro! They will be back in abundance next year!

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John Parsons 4 years ago

Great Cosmos story.

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Beth 4 years ago

love your story !!!! happy little survivors :) love the first shot!

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Liz M 4 years ago

so pretty close up

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Moira 4 years ago

Beautiful ,I love these flowers.

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years ago

A centre-piece ...

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Eiviana 4 years ago

Wow... Beautiful macros!

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Gillian Parsons 4 years ago

Yes they had a bad year with Blackfly etc etc you may get a few more bloom before the frosts....... great captures so bright and cheerful.

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