Sunflower Competition 2015

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miggs

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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2015, 08:16 »
The sunflower is about 5ft and looking very sorry for itself. Not very good.

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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2015, 18:32 »
A reminder - after today,you have only 6 days for any submissions!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2015, 19:48 »
I'm out, winds snapped the stems ages ago  :(
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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2015, 20:27 »
I forgot to take a photo of mine in flower

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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2015, 20:44 »
MIne never reached more that 6 ft high, big fat heads though and leaves like dinner plates. 
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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2015, 21:06 »
Hmm.. I signed up for the sunflower and pumpkin comps. The 'Lardman' effect kicked in for both...  :(

Pip pip,
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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2015, 21:39 »
I definitely didn't manage to grow any really tall sunflowers this year. However, I did grow some I really liked. This one was my favourite and funnily enough wasn't one of the ones I grew on purpose - it just sprang up and looks like one I grew 2 years ago.
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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2015, 07:58 »
Sorry, no entry from me  :(
Out of the 16 seeds I planted, only 2 survived to about 5ft, the rest were eaten by either the slugs or rabbit.
Oh well, there's always next year....

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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2015, 13:47 »
Whilst I did forget to take a picture of the tallest I grew whilst in flower I did snap this one for the prettiest

And here are some of the heads that made lovely cut flowers


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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2015, 16:24 »
The 'Lardman' effect kicked in for both...  :(

 :ohmy: I have an effect now ? or do you mean everything you put in the soil died  :lol:
Trying to escape suburbia, where the trees come down and the fences go up.


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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2015, 13:56 »
Mine did manage to grow to 9' 2" but over a weekend in August
it just died !!  why I do not know.   Better luck next year
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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2015, 15:38 »
I only got one that grew to about 8 ft but it keeled over and died before I could get a photo or measure it properly.

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Re: Sunflower Competition 2015
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2016, 09:57 »
As you were in two minds whether or not to run last year, I take it it's not on this year? I had a lot of illness last year so wasn't around much to take an interest...this year I have some promising looking sunflower plants though!  :D
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