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sunflowers 09
« on: July 10, 2009, 20:40:48 »
beginning to look good, squash underneath, my take on a 2 sisters  ;D

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 21:25:40 »
Some of our cutting ones are out...  :)

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 21:28:55 »
Hi Scousers, I keep looking in here but nobodys posting anything about sunflowers, the four year old has got one going in the back garden, its only about four feet high but the flower has just opened, shes over the moon with it and wants to water it every night.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 21:35:37 »
Here's my first one

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 22:08:56 »
I'm rather jealous. :(

My sunflowers were going great guns until my *insert expletive* vindictive neighbour sprayed them with a mysterious (killing) substance. Keep the pretty pictures coming, they're actually cheering me up.  8)

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 22:09:24 »
nice one, flighty..I'm waiting to see which one the large one is  ;D
they're all from self saved seed

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 23:32:57 »
the first is about 6 and a half feet tall and the second is approx 4 ft tall, with more to come.




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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009, 09:12:30 »
took some of the different colours yesterday  ;D

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 07:24:07 »
Hi
I have my first sunflower on the allotment

Here the row of sunflowers waiting to flower

Here is one of my sunflower leafs hope the flower head will be as big

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009, 11:32:45 »
I was very late sowing mine this year and they are only about 9" high nowso hope they have time to mature.

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2009, 12:28:49 »
Havent worked out how to stake mine properly so have lost the tallest ones!

Perennial ones are growing really well, can see them taking over the flowerbed if I'm not careful.[attachment=4]
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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2009, 19:23:44 »
Didn't know you could get perennial sunflowers. Tell me more!

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 15:49:01 »
Here is one of my sunflower leafs hope the flower head will be as big



ok so what variety is that one the leaves look like you could use them as umbrellas :o.

Perennial ones are growing really well, can see them taking over the flowerbed if I'm not careful.[attachment=4]

Didn't know you could get perennial sunflowers. Tell me more!

me too, please

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 16:36:51 »
Perennial sunflower [helianthus laetiflorus] seeds can be got from T&M

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/4600/1.html
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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009, 01:22:39 »
Perennial sunflower [helianthus laetiflorus] seeds can be got from T&M

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/4600/1.html

thankf flighty

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2009, 08:52:04 »
These are my violet sunflowers, they range from 3'-5' high and have about 6-8 flowers/heads on each  and come free with a Gardeners World Magazine.

This is two flowers from one flower head(if that makes sense :P )





Growing amongst the beans



None of the giant sunflowers germinated :( but i'm well happy with what i have ;D

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2009, 14:33:00 »
Here's some more of mine and a plot neighbour's

http://flightplot.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/sunflowers/
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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2009, 21:02:26 »
this one opened today, i got the seed from my neighbourand he can't remember the name of the variety. i think its a cut flower variety as its only about 4ft high and has a lot more heads to open.

i noticed this afternoon that this one actually turns to face the sun as the day progresses, yes!!!



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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2009, 21:09:15 »
Thifasmom it looks the same as these which I think are Pastiche

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Re: sunflowers 09
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2009, 21:13:21 »
oh dear i remember sowing some of those but the first batch didn't germinate so i sowed my neighbours into the same pots. it looks like some of mine germinated after all :-\.

nice to know, i won't throw away the seeds then :)