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Anyone's sunflowers out yet?

AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

Had to stand on a chair but... flower heads coming!


My garden and I live in South Wales. 


  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Well done, yes mine have similar buds!! See my post below yours about one I lost today :-( Still lamenting. Hope it doesn't happen to you!!!

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    Oh no! Just read your thread - bad times.

    Suppose it's a risk with such a tall plant. I have a couple of canes per plant and ties every foot but the wind still gives some movement so maybe I need reinforcements! I only have 3 left out of 9 as it is (slugged). 

    best of luck with the others 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,426

    I grew mine in a pot, was going to pot them out, but it never happened, they are not the giant ones, but have been flowering for several weeks.

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,212

    Hello , yes they are flowering but not very tallimage

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    Two out of the three I've got are blooming. But I need to get some poles to support them, because bamboo canes aren't up to the job any more.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    Good plan Aster2 - was thinking the same. Just done an emergency extra cane this evening as the top foot was a bit mobile in the breeze. Looks like some sunny days next week so hope they will relish that!

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • imageHave a sunflower that survived and flowered, one out of too many, this round definately won by the snails image

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    That is beautiful JS - looks quite orange-y like little flames. Do I spot more heads on that plant?

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Variety is Crimson Queen, it seems to be gradually turning more red, there are another 6 heads waiting to flower, which I wasn't entirely expecting, I always thought they were single flowers?

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    Some varieties do have multiple heads - usually the smaller height ones. You had good value there if it's your only survivor!

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
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