Sunflowers, 2022

Last year the sunflowers I grew didn’t do too well sadly as many of them got ravaged by slugs and snails.  I hope that they’ll do much better this year, and I’ll growing plenty of my favourite knee-high Music Box along with some taller, colourful Ring of Fire.

 

I’ll also be growing some Infrared F1, which has bi-colour shaded flowers, and Valentine, with lemon-yellow flowers and dark chocolate centres.  These Debs, who lives in north Devon, sent me along with this lovely sunflower card. We did a seed swap as I sent her some Ring of Fire and pot marigolds Flighty’s Favourites.

 

As well as showing photos here I’ll also be posting them on The Big Sunflower Project for Centronuclear and Myotubular Myopathy Facebook page  which I’ve been supporting for several years.

At home on the windowsill I’ll hopefully be growing a sunflower Music Box in a 5 “/13 cm pot again as I did last year.

Take care, and have a good week!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

20 thoughts on “Sunflowers, 2022”

  1. Sunflowers are most definitely a favourite for slugs and snails, I’ve lost so many to them. Still worth persevering with though, one of my favourite flowers, they’re so cheerful.

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  2. Oh, love the look of the colour variations with Infrared. I’ve been debating trying ‘Harlequin’ which is similar but has some nice cherry tones too. Hope you have a good, nibble-free year, this year! (BTW Your seed exchange envelopes were cute) 😉

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    1. Allison good for you, I have to say that I’m always in two minds about those colour tones/variations. Thanks, and you too. The seed packets were given to me by Gloria in Canada. xx

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  3. There are some lovely varieties aren’t there. I know you’re not keen, but I really like the dark red ones. I’ve been feeding the birds sunflower seeds and I’m wondering if any of the loose seeds will germinate. We shall see. CJ xx

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  4. Lovely choices there and such a shame about the slugs, they ruined some of mine last year too so I will use sheep wool mats this year and see if it makes a difference. It certainly helped with the bean seedlings. Karen x

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  5. There’s so many ifs and buts with flower growing. One comes to mind now; do you think a flower that thrives and develops its full beauteous colour in Devon, usually a much milder climate, will do the same where you are Mr F? (I don’t know whether you have grown the particular type before). Distance and difference of environment may play a part too.

    Sounds like you are planning a very bright and sunny plot for 2022. xxx

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    1. Menhir I agree there are. I don’t think that there’ll be any any problems growing them here. I sometimes find it surprising that we all do as well as we do growing anything.
      That’s the plan, so fingers crossed. xx

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