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Mrs Ava

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Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« on: June 02, 2004, 18:03:03 »


This was planted on boxing day in a tin and has lived in our conservatory ever since.  And before you all make wisecracks.....I do mean the sunflower! ;) ;D ;) ;D

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Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« on: June 02, 2004, 18:03:03 »

Gardengirl

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2004, 09:31:52 »
Ok EJ - I'll resist the urge  ;D  Nice flower, but I don't think it will win the competition :D :D  ;D
PS  Cute kiddie :-*
Happy gardening all...........Pat

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2004, 11:57:50 »
Looks like a plastic one to me.

Mrs Ava

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2004, 00:24:31 »
Blinking cheek!  She was very proud, and our sons is just begining to emerge.  Father Christmas gave them sunflowers in a tin to grow, and they did.  She is now hoping to save the seed and grow a mini sunflower plantation!  ;D

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2004, 12:10:38 »
All the 'bird-seed' plants I have out are well over 3' tall......not a sign of a flower on any of them.
(Please ask the flower expert in the first posting how she has a flower and I don't!) :'(

Mrs Ava

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2004, 13:09:31 »
I think because she planted it Christmas day and it lived in my conservatory!  :o

Here are a couple of mine on the plot, taken today.  
They don't look terribly impressive, but there is still plenty of time, a drop of rain wouldn't go a miss!  >:(

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2004, 14:03:01 »
Darn sight more impressive than mine look EJ ;)  Mine didn't have a very good start - battling with greenfly and then no rain to bring them on - don't stand a chance really.  I don't think I will be winning any prizes in the competition :(
Happy gardening all...........Pat

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2004, 16:14:37 »
Same here Gardengirl mines been in for ages and have grown to a dizzy height of 12"  ;D

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2004, 18:54:45 »
 :D ;D ;D Honest !!!!Good oh !!!!!!!!.wont tell you how tall my biggest giganticest is yet then. ;) ;) ;)
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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2004, 19:10:54 »
Me either but I am 5ft 2inches and it is taller than me!  :o


(of course I have been known to fib, to worry the competition ;D! )
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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2004, 21:25:43 »
you all stand no chance! my tallest has reached 8" now  ;D
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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2004, 19:01:59 »

...and mine haven't been planted yet !!! ;D ;D ;D

(mental note to self.. sunflowers...sunflowers...)

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2004, 18:16:54 »
 ;) ;)Now then all ye Sunflower growers.What's this weather done for you??Taken its toll on some of the tallest i guess??Or perhaps some of the rain up North has made them grow a bit taller??Not telling.??But what do you do when it gets up to the roof?? ;D ;D ;D
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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2004, 18:53:36 »
Hang out of the upstairs window with a pair of secateurs and cut!!!!!
nasty evil laugh mode on! They will then grow millions of flowers, honest!!! ::) Nasty evil laugh mode off!!!
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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2004, 18:53:09 »
Well, I'm begining to wonder if I'm ever going to see a flower. All mine are above 6' and still no sign of a head!

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2004, 19:31:09 »
6 foot oh!'ek 6 foot and no sign of a bud !!!!!!!

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Re:Our first flower! Brace yourselves!!
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2004, 23:06:43 »
6 foot!  Hells bells, better give mine a good talking to tomorrow!  Mind you, they are about my face high, so a pathetic 5 foot 2 !  The wind caused 2 to break free from their stakes, but didn't damage them, all secured again now and looking good.  No flower buds showing yet in Essex either!  ;D

 

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