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Dinglebell

Living in the Chilterns so often two weeks behind lowland areas. Soil shallow 'clay with flints' and chalk a few feet down. Needs lots of compost

Helianthus annuus 'Giant Single'

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Dinglebell

Still looking away from the sun!

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cjh123

My one is doing the same!! Does anyone know why?

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KariSamuel

#sunflower #sunflowers #giant #single #advice #sunflower-advice Does anybody know #why they are turned away from the #sun ? @danielrichards @mikethegardener @mr_plantgeek @brightcolours @carolgs @mrsflowerpot @joanboston @jamesshobbs @PlantDoctor @tesselaarplants @SikoMa

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brightcolours

#ididitmyway 🌻🌻🌻

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mrsflowerpot

They are shy sunflowers or course and like to be careful in the UV rays! 😂😂😂 i really don't know why but I'll have an investigate and see what I find @KariSamuel @cjh123 @brightcolours @Dinglebell

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brightcolours

http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions/1383732/sunflowers-that-dont-follow-the-sun

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brightcolours

"Immature flower buds of the sunflower do exhibit solar tracking and on sunny days the buds will track the sun across the sky from east to west and by dawn the buds will have returned to face eastward, like the leaves in the movie above. However, as the flower bud matures and blossoms, the stem stiffens and the flower becomes fixed facing the eastward direction." http://plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu/plantmotion/movements/tropism/solartrack/solartrack.html

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brightcolours

"Flowers of the wild sunflowers seen on roadsides do not follow the sun and their flowering heads face many directions when mature. However, their leaves exhibit some solar tracking." http://plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu/plantmotion/movements/tropism/solartrack/solartrack.html

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Dinglebell

Turning its back to the sun!

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