I mentioned the mammoth cosmos in my little flower patch last month. Well, here I am on Sunday next to cosmos which were transplanted from greenhouse-grown seedlings into a trough, with shop-bought compost...
...and next to cosmos in the flower patch that was filled with homemade compost. Probably a bit too much.
Look at those stems...if there was an apocalypse, these would be triffids!
Of course, cosmos are lovely flowers, and not carnivorous; unlike these plants that I saw on the Hampshire Carnivorous Plants stand at the RHS Wisley Show at the weekend.