TALLEST SUNFLOWER AND LARGEST SUNFLOWER HEAD 2018

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  1. Gail_68

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    Same here mate [​IMG]....my health gets me down :wallbanging:
     
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    • martin-f

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      Bird food sunflowers have popped up lets hope the mice leave them alone.
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        I noticed sunflower plants for sale in the hardware store a few days ago. They were in bloom :scratch: :hate-shocked:. I thought they only flowered late summer.
         
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          Were they small bulky ones? They are used as repeat flowering bedding plants now :)
           
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            I've just got some free seeds from www.plantapot.info. They're a sunflower called Evening Sun. Is it too late to get them going?
             
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              Hi Fern no its not too late get them put in.
               
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                Ok thanks mate. I'll do it tomorrow as it's raining here now. :thumbsup:
                 
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                  Looking back on last years thread Fern i planted mine a little later on, i will probably pick some more red ones up in the coming days and plant some more.
                  Tallest sunflower and largest head challenge 2017
                   
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                    Mine that came free are these ones by Mr Fothergills

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                    I've never grown these red ones before. It says on the packet that they grow to 6ft so I doubt I'll get a really tall one.
                     
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                      The red ones look very nice, it doesn't matter how big they grow this thread is only a a bit of fun i will look forward to seeing them :)
                       
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                        They were in individual pots with one flower head per plant. Would they still be good for Bees and Butterflies if used as bedding plants?
                         
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                          Luciusmaximus weather there is one or two in parts or ground...the bees and bufferflies will still be attracted :yes:
                           
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                          Potted a few up and planted some out one tray are red ones, granddaughters getting excited :).
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                            Martin she seems happy enough enjoying your garden mate [​IMG]
                             
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                              Sunflowers are poor this year a couple have started flowering the bees was enjoying them late this evening.
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