Wednesday, August 13

Music Box Sunflowers





 Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett



31 comments:

  1. Hi Sue,
    Wow! You have a great blooming sunflower. Beautiful variety color. I only have one type at home and now on early stage sowing new variety.

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    1. Hi Normala - I love the shorter variety where you can appreciate the lowers close up

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  2. I am always in awe when I see your harvest! As for sunflowers ~ is it any wonder Vincent was so inspired? The shorter varieties fare so much better in the summer storms too! Beautiful, just beautiful.

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    1. If they had been the tall types I think that they would be flat by mow, Deborah

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  3. I've managed the grand sum of two sunflowers this year, they're blooming very nicely though. The slugs got the rest when they were planted out. Do you cut your sunflowers for the house? I think they look beautiful in a vase.

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    1. I do sometimes, Jo but this year I had too many other things to choose from.

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  4. Lovely sunflowers. Mine are the typical tall types without any variation in the middle. Most of them are so tall you can't get that close to the flower, but a few are shorter (weaker).

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    1. That's why I like the soirt ones, Daphne.

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  5. I have no Sunflowers, but seeing yours I almost wish I had! I like the darker ones best. The pale ones are not so attractive (to me).

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    1. Do you like the maroon red varieties you can buy, Mark?

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  6. Beautiful sunflowers! You reminds me in to my sunflower seedlings that ready to be transplanted. Hope they will grow well like yours.

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    1. Do you use the seeds Endah?

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    2. I sowed the local sunflower seeds on the late of July, hope next month I can find the flower blooming and then harvesting the seeds, to be save fir the next planting and of course to be roasted as healthy snack.

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  7. Rays of golden sunshine! Gorgeous.xxx

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  8. My goodness what a great bunch your birds are in for a treat come autumn

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    1. I think the mice browse the seeds too, Davud

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  9. My "Little Dorrit" sunflowers have yet to flower, but I now have high hopes. Love the last shot with the bee.

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    1. I've grown Littkl Dorrit in the past, Mal. These have only just started flowering.

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  10. Great photos... love the different colourings. :o)

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  11. What a gorgeous selection of sunflowers - mine are a no-show this year.

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    1. Do you start them in pots/trays, Elaine?

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  12. Great pictures showing all the variations, I haven't grown any this year but my favourite amongst the shorter ones (3-4') is 'Starburst Lemon Eclair F1 which also makes a good cut flower.

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    1. I do prefer the shorter varieties, Rick and thesr have made a great shelter belt for the cold frame

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  13. I like the way you take the photos, Sue.

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  14. Beautiful sunflowers! I don't have any, last year I sowed some seeds, but birds ate everything ;) This year I didn't even remember about sunflowers, I sow some next year maybe.

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    1. I sow them in module trays and plant them out as small plants, Dewberry

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  15. Beautiful collection, Sue. I miss sunflowers in my garden this year due to a slug attacking all seedlings!

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    1. We plant ours as young plants Aga so they have more of a chance against slugs and snails,

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