Just pretend it’s Wednesday, even if it is Thursday. Here’s the latest news. Following the heat we had some very windy days here and calamity came a knocking. Knocking all pots over. Fortunately no damage was done but the sunflowers had to spend a good few days huddled in a corner out of the worst of the winds.
They have all flowered and one or two are looking a little frayed around the edges. I fear this bonny crew will be finished before judging day.
And here’s this week’s heights: Number One: 97cms – Number Two: 114 cms – this one was the first to flower and is now dropping its head very determinedly. It could be on its way out. Number Three: 150cms, Number Four: 162cms and Number Five : 180cms.
Judging day: Sunday August 16th, Categories are: Tallest, Largest Flower, Best Looking, Most Bees on a Flower at the Same Time, Strangest/Funniest and Best Junior Entry.
This has come from a great idea put forward by @GardeningGent. Sow sunflower seeds on April 1 and then report weekly updates. Mine are from a variety unknown seed packet left from last year. All seeds were sown in peat free compost and then moved on to 10 litre pots filled with home made compost and a sprinkling of Fish, Bone and Blood.
More to come next Wednesday or possibly Thursday. 🙂