follows Super Saturday.
Have a good week, which incidentally is National Allotments Week!
Thank you! I have no sunflowers this year so it is nice to see yours 🙂
Mo you’re welcome. That’s a shame, and sadly I’ve only got a handful as most of the seedlings got eaten by slugs. Take care. xx
Ohhhhh lovely sunflowers flighty. How tall are they? I planted 9 in all at the back of the beds & they have got to less than 5ft, just forming buds now. I do have a couple of rogue ones from the birds, which seem to be stronger. I hope the rogue ones will flower in the week, they seem far more advanced.
Joanne thanks. This one is the tallest being just over 6ft. Nearly all mine this year are self-seeded ones, which always seem to grow better and bigger. xx
Victoria it sure is. xx
The bees love them too it seems
David bees and lots of other insects, then birds later on.
Hi Mr F.
Nice one. The only sunflowers I have seen are small-ish ones for bouquets, (they must perform like Gerberas in a bunch of cut flowers) or, a show of medium-sized potted ones, some of which, nearly assaulted me when blown of the top ledge of a show stand, by a gust of wind! It was a close thing.
This year has not been a useful one for many flowering plants or fruits. There has been a distinct lack of sunlight here.
Menhir thanks. Some are tiny in comparison which are perfect for bouquets, and great in pots. Thank goodness you avoided them.
Same here with the lack of sunshine, which coupled with other factors has made it such a poor year. xx
Gorgeous, Flighty. I’m waiting in eager anticipation for mine to flower, very late this year but better late than never.
Welly this one has a nice ruffled look. I’m sure you are, but it’ll be worth the wait. xx
Lovely spark of sunshine…..they nearly recompense for lack of real sun…I have dwarf ones with many flowers…Dwarf……eemm…as high as me….5 ft…6 ins???
Cath they certainly brighten up the plot on dull days. Yours are hardly dwarf ones, unlike ‘Big Smile’, http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item.php?id=671L, which are only 1ft high! xx
My efforts have been a disaster I’m sad to say, no sun many slugs… sorry 😦
Uphilldowndale I sympathise, and there’s certainly no need to be sorry! I’ve had the same problems, and I’m surprised that I’ve even got a handful. We’ll all do better next year. xx
Gorgeous – just how a sunflower should be, unlike my sad efforts this year. I was interested in your reply about self-seeding – the best sunflower I ‘grew” was one in the hedge from a discarded seed from the bird feeder! x
Ellie thanks but with just a handful, all self-seeded my efforts weren’t much better. Nearly all the best ones seem to be like that. xx
Lovely photo, sunflowers always make me smile! I’ve done really well with two self-seeded ones this year, I’ve yet to measure one of them – it’s a whopper!
Karen thanks, they do me too. Just as we’ve been saying. That one sounds mighty impressive. xx
It’s a beauty. I haven’t grown any sunflowers this year, probably for the best as I’m sure the slugs would have had them.
Jo thanks. I’m sure they would have, they certainly had nearly all mine! xx
Wow, that’s quite a view from sky-high sunflower!
Nikki it’s a funny angle as I took it ‘blind’ with my arm outstretched over my head! xx
Liz it sure is. xx
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