Further to last Sunday’s…

post here is a sunflower that I really like.  It’s one of the knee-high Musicbox.

I’ve generally found that the cosmos Xanthos can be rather variable in colour with the yellow being very pale and the white centres/tips often quite prominent.


I noticed earlier in the week that two of the tomatoes have fruit forming,  these are on one of the unknown variety plants.  It’ll be interesting to see what they look like when ripe, and if they can be identified.



At home on the windowsill I’m growing two tomatoes Tiny Tim in 7 1/2″/190 cm (3 litre) pots. Both are around 15″/37 cm tall with lots of flowers.  So far they’re certainly doing better than the ones I’ve tried growing in past years.

It’s damp and dull here this morning which is welcome, and will save me having to water all round tomorrow morning.

Have a good weekend!

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18 Responses to Further to last Sunday’s…

  1. CJ says:

    Love that little sunflower. I have cosmos ‘Lemonade’ this year and they’re really pretty. The tomato looks like it might be quite sizeable. I’ve grown some called Indigo Rose this year, which is a very dark variety. The fruits are almost black at the moment, I’m not sure how I’ll know when they’re ripe! Hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ good for you. That sounds like a nice cosmos variety. I agree, it does. I’m not sure either, and that does seem to be a problem with the the dark tomatoes.
      Thanks, and you too. xx

  2. Jo says:

    Such a beautiful sunflower. My tomatoes are just starting to produce fruit, nothing ripe yet though.

  3. Andrea Randall says:

    I bought tomato plants this year. I thought they were a bush variety but it turns out they are cordon tomatoes. They have gone mad since l have not been pinching them out. Guess l will just have to cut away all the unproductive stems to let light through.
    Love your Tiny Tims on the windowsill. Think l will try that next year.
    Your flowers are beautiful.
    Glad of rainfall today, a watering reprieve.

    • Flighty says:

      Andrea I think that it’ll be worth doing what you suggest.
      I’ll post how my Tiny Tim ones do fruit-wise. Good for you.
      Thanks. Same here, and there’s been more welcome rain today. xx

  4. Liz says:

    Love your sunflower. I’d sowed seeds in my back garden and forgot about them. Have three giant stems about 8 to 9 feet tall and yesterday there was a sunflower atop one – just like yours!
    My tomatoes are doing okay, but need stem thinning. We had rain yesterday. Yeah! Back to 90s F and steamy for the rest of the week.

    • Flighty says:

      Liz thanks. Well done, I’ve only ever grown one really tall giant.
      That’s good, same with mine. I don’t like the sound of that weather. xx

  5. menhir1 says:

    Delighted your tomatoes are thriving. The Sunflower made me smile. It’s tempting to put a freestyle face on it. The Cosmos have a delicate look.

    If you have had as much rain as we have this afternoon, you won’t have to think about watering for at least a week!


    • Flighty says:

      Menhir thanks. Sunflowers are such cheerful flower. I agree about the cosmos.
      There was some more rain this morning so I won’t have to water for at least a few days. xx

  6. Yellow . Is that your Colour?! Cheerful

  7. Jade says:

    Sunflower Musicbox is indeed very beautiful. That xanthos colour is very nice too.
    Hope you continue to have luck with tomatoes from now on.

  8. snowbird says:

    Good to see your tomatoes doing so well. Here’s to a good crop. I do like that sunflower and the cosmos are just lovely. I’m hoping for some rain before it heats up next week.xxx

  9. nikkipolani says:

    I’m still so impressed you can grow tomatoes on the window sill!

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