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The result of the free seeds from Gardeners World Magazine

Gardeners World magazine gave us some free seeds way back at the beginning of the year. I planted sunflowers and rudbeckia.  The dwarf sunflowers have finished, but were a talking point for people passing the front of my house.  I grew the taller ones at the back.  One got too top heavy and collapsed but the remaining one is doing well, with the rudbeckia alongside it.  So thanks Gardeners World magazine for giving us the chance to brighten our gardens this year.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,827
    Well done you too.  They look really good.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,811
    I gave my sunflower seeds away to a friend - now I wish I hadn't!

    Lovely photo.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Jac19Jac19 Posts: 496
    That's a true beauty.  This is mine this year.

  • JessicaSJessicaS Posts: 722
    Ive really enjoyed the free seeds too, tried things I hadnt before.  The single dahlia especially were fantastic, prolific, wildlife magnet and lovely in a posy. I've ordered more for next year already. The cornflower were lovely as well.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,373
    Beautiful  @JenKent,  maybe next year you could get some long canes and stake them or maybe a nail in the fence with some string to hold them up,  lovely free seeds though.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Wow @Jac19 that's a serious plant support you've got for your sunflower!  :D
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