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jeatacake

St Helens (zone 9a) I grow flowers, fruit & veg in some great clay soil here. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

Helianthus

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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jendren

Ooh. Love this 🧡

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kez001uk

Gorgeous 😋 looks like velvet 😍

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columbiariver

It's a beautiful one 🌻

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jeatacake

Thanks Nicola 😊 @jendren

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jeatacake

Thank you Kerry. 😊 It's the first one to flower this year here. They really struggled to get going @kez001uk

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jeatacake

Thanks Laura. It's not very tall, but is one of my favourite ones @columbiariver 🌻

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kez001uk

@jeatacake mine too, still only have the 1. Hope yours all get a move on now 😛

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columbiariver

I had some of your sunflower seeds left over this year and I planted them and others like mad, but the squirrels only left one. I don't even know what one it is yet🥜 🐿 bad little seed munchers. I even saw one watching me put some seeds in our woodland. Gone the next day! Oh well. We do enjoy watching and feeding them in winter 😉

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jeatacake

The stop-start spring is to blame I think as it's happened with many other things I put out in mid to late spring @kez001uk Hopefully this warm weather will get them going properly 🤞

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jeatacake

Never mind. Hopefully the surviving one will make up for it. The soil is usually too cold in spring here to sow outdoors & mice would most likely get them too. I always start them off in the greenhouse @columbiariver

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kez001uk

@jeatacake that’s literally the only benefit of this weather 😫😩😫

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jeatacake

I agree. Not only is it too hot, but all the local idiots can't control themselves 😒 @kez001uk

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