Cosmos are a sure sign that autumn has arrived, and winter is on it’s way! They are also a reminder of the Anglo-Boer war. There is a well-known story about Cosmos and how the British soldiers relied heavily on oxen and horses. Especially in winter time, fodder was limited. To over-come this problem they imported hay from Argentina and mixed up in the hay were the Cosmos seeds which were then planted where-ever the British army and its animals went.
Aren’t they beautiful? As long as there are many of them! I didn’t notice a fragrance at all! I must remember to take notice of that next time.