When I saw this flower today and questioned Mrs Bun about it, she said “Not a clue, it must have come from a freebie packet of seeds but can’t remember which.” But I knew it. I knew I had grown it. I knew I had loved it. But I couldn’t for the life of me remember what it was called. A cosmos flower with different foliage to the usual Cosmos bipinnatus – the likes of ‘Purity’ and the Sonata series. And it niggled me. Whilst methodically dead heading lavender I was all the while thinking “I know it, I know I know it” trying to access the part of my brain that stores such information. But nothing. I admitted defeat, I googling “orange cosmos” and hey presto there it was, Cosmos sulphureus. Of course, of course! So simple. But when you’ve admired so many plants, there will be occasions that one of your old loves slip your mind. It can only get worse.