TALLEST SUNFLOWER AND LARGEST SUNFLOWER HEAD 2018

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  1. Gail_68

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    Martin lovely pictures taken at night mate and your lawn is looking great and healthy :love30:

    How are you mate I hope your doing ok :)
     
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      Thanks Gail i am fine thanks not doing much gardening at the moment,

      Ive just treat my self to a brand new metal detector one ive wanted for the last four/five years so ive been out with that every day. its metal detecting time for me now garden will get neglected a little.
       
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        Glad to hear your doing well mate and finally got what interests you :thumbsup:….just remember we're in shares ;)….don't neglect your lovely garden to much mate :sad:
         
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          Yes Martin, I noticed the grass too. Looking great :)
           
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            Hello,
            my sunflowers are doing well this season despite all the challenges they have to go through. :) I have 3 I did grow from seeds. So tall, I have to stretch hand up to touch the flowers.
            First of all one morning I found one stem broken, ok not completely broken away, bent in the middle of the stem with a head on the ground, moved it back up, tied stronger to a support, and it survived and is currently flowering, and another one had the very top chopped away - so I have three heahed dragon now still going to open it's buds. It might've been cat or squirrel that morning. Then we had a storm, that turned leaves into mess. And finally, ok, I'm not greedy :) , but someone is already eaten one away - hm, I could have imagine little birds - blueheads - to come for the seeds, not so brutal
            way:IMG_20180713_182339153.jpg leaves before the stormP8040012.JPG 04.08.18P8130058.JPG todayP8130063.JPG injured oneP8130066.JPG eaten away
             

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              Alisa lovely show mate but sorry they're being attacked...I found this bit of info for you :)

              There are many animals that eat sunflowers and their seeds. Caterpillars do feed on the actual sunflower, while deer enjoy the leaves from the plant. Humans, squirrels, ma…ny types of birds, and rabbits eat the sunflower seeds.
               
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                @Alisa squirrels can be a large culprit to many a plant for the nectar...they used to sit and enjoy the new flowers seed heads of my bottlebrushes :sad: and I've noticed this week alone they're back again :wallbanging:
                 
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                  Yes, it's him or her :) - just showed up - and that lovely round flower I did show yesterday is not round anymore.
                  And a bit of offtopic - I had 6 apples on my new dwarf appletree, I found 4 left yesterday morning - I did wrap those in plastic and net - squirrel looked puzzled today :snorky:
                  Actually I enjoy having loads of different birds and squirrels coming, I keep birds bath filled with fresh water, but I'm keen to save apples to try :)
                   
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                    Hi Alisa, I love how you caught the squirrel in the act :snorky:...I just had a feeling it was a squirrel than can destroy a plant in no time and what a shame...just look how tall they are :dunno:

                    I've got two bird baths front and back for the birds and I used to feed them but the squirrels used to devour the best and omg the mess was sick, so I stopped feeding them but my neighbour feeds the birds besides two more properties 2 doors down, so they're never short of food but rely on the water.:)
                     
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                    ... then I had 3headed dragon flowering:
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                    then storm came:
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                    Head nr.2 gone to...
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                      Mine are down! I don't know how high they got , the biggest stretched out over the lawn :yikes: pesky winds :)
                      I've got a lovely little pot, late sown ( about early July) a dwarf sunflower, its looking lovely :)
                       
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                        Ooh dear ,feeling sad, just seen Gail's name. I'll say one thing only, then say no more. I miss her cheery outlook on life! I think we all sometimes need that! Life can be cruel, it can be brutal, it can destroy people, to have a ray of sunshine, wherever it comes from, is precious:spinning:
                         
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