Archive | March 4, 2021

A chocolate flower

I bought Cosmos atrosanguineus (chocolate cosmos) about two years ago. It was covered in lovely deep brown burgandy coloured flowers which smelt of chocolates.

I left it in the pot, forgetting about it while I thought what to do with it. After the initial rush of flowers that it came from the nursery with, there was nothing.

Last month, I put it in the garden bed where I have grown sweet peas for two years.

It looked OK, not too happy but didn’t die. It produced a few little deformed undersized flowers.

I didn’t do much. It didn’t look like much.

Until Sunday morning. When I walked past it on the way to the shop for fresh bread.

A flower!

And the plant has spread.

I love the joys that come with unexpected success in the garden.