Sunny side up…

This is what happens if you don’t nip the tips out of your growing sunflowers when they are about 20 cm tall

they grow tall, produce large flower heads, one per stalk.

The other stalks have produced many smaller sized heads for use as cutting flowers, as planned.  Sadly, I still haven’t managed to grow the dark chocolate red colour they are supposed to be but they are lovely all the same.

I’m cheating now and using last years vase photo as I was hoping to cut a bunch for a garden party we are having this weekend but as we go away shortly after, I’m not sure I have the heart, knowing they wont be admired for very long before being abandoned.

Think I’ll leave them in the garden to look pretty and feed the birds later in the year as the seeds form instead.


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