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kez001uk

Last sunflower standing 🌻

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terrimclaughlin

Great pic 👍🏻👍🏻😊💕

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gjones

It's soooo fluffy! Love it😍

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin thank you 😀

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kez001uk

@gjones hopefully you’ll have some pop up next year 😉

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jeatacake

Looking even more fluffy!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It’s so tactile....😘

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kez001uk

@jeatacake only grew 2 but they seem to last so much longer than normal sunflowers 😊

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom can’t help but touch them. They really are soft like they look 😂

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jeatacake

I noticed that with mine last year 👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake hopefully you’ll notice next year since your seedlings won’t get eaten next spring 😋

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jeatacake

Ha ha! Well I hope not!!! 🐀😁

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gavy

Thankyou for the follow kez 🙂

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kez001uk

@gavy you’re welcome Gavin 😁 you have a stunning garden!!!

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gavy

Thankyou!!😊you have a beautiful garden too

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kez001uk

@gavy thanks ☺️

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gjones

Oh! these are just so cute😍

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kez001uk

@gjones they just get better and better as they open up and seem to last so much longer than normal sunflowers 😁 hope you’ll have success with the seeds I’ve to send you ☺️

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gjones

I look forward to giving them a try!

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jeatacake

Your teddy bears are just amazing 😍👍💛

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😊 they’re adorable little (big) things 😂

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midnightgardener

I love this one Kez @kez001uk ☺☺💛💛

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suerichards

Stunning 💛💛💛do you know which one it is, I would love to try this one.

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener thank you Christine ☺️ it’s so fluffy and pretty 😛

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kez001uk

Last one to open 💛

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natii

They're so pretty and fluffy 😄💛 So sorry to hear about the loss of your little fuzzball, Kerry. 😢 How awful.. My heart goes out to you. ❤️ Sending you lots of hugs 😘

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kez001uk

@natii thanks Natalie ☺️ they’re really lovely and different 😛 and thank you for your kind words. He got ill so suddenly and wasn’t kind to let him keep struggling to get well again. His bowel paralysed and never recovered so after a week of trying to get him better he started to struggle and couldn’t let him go through that. Would have been cruel and as much as I miss him it was the best thing to do 🖤

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natii

Oh no.. that's heartbreaking 💔 I can imagine how hard this decision was for you. But, as you said, it was the right thing, he's not feeling pain anymore. Although doing the right thing can hurt so bad. I know there is nothing I can say to make you feel any better, but I just want you to know that I feel your pain. ❤️

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kez001uk

@natii your words are so kind, thank you, really does mean a lot ☺️ I never had pets as a kid so not something I’m used to. It was the kindest thing to do but because he was my first one it’s a little harder. And he was the sweetest little cuddly thing too. The other 3 aren’t interested in anything but food 🤣🤣🤣

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natii

I'm sure they love you although they're not so good in expressing it 😂 I can totally relate. When I was a kid we had two dogs and three cats. I loved them all, but especially my dog. I found her abandoned as a puppy and she was my everything. But then we moved from Uruguay to Germany and couldn't take them with us. It was the hardest thing to leave her and my biggest fear that she could've thought that I didn't want her anymore, 'cause she just didn't understand what's happening. So I..

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natii

.. I absolutely understand how awful it is to lose a beloved pet. 🙁 Although of course the circumstances were different

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kez001uk

@natii must have been awful to leave her, especially as you were young 😞 but you gave her a great life when you lived in Uruguay and I’m sure she wouldn’t have thought you didn’t want her. You wanted her when nobody else did 💕 it truly is awful and I never understood how people got so upset over pets until I lost one. It’s heartbreaking. But at least we can be happy knowing we did our best to give them a great life ❤️

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natii

Such a nice thing of you to say, thank you 😊 Yes, I think what you described is the best way to deal with it. Although 9-year-old me needed much more time to understand and accept that, but finally came to the same conclusion 🤣 Treasure the memories, all those happy little moments we shared with them ❤️

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kez001uk

@natii at 9 years old it can’t have been easy to understand but you grow to realise the good you put into the world is much more important than the few things you feel bad about 😊 we can be grateful we got to share the time we did with our little furry buddies ❤️

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natii

Very well said! 😊❤️

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gjones

They're great! Lots of colour fir this time of year!

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kez001uk

@gjones thankfully they’re still in bloom because apart from fuchsias and primroses there’s little left but foliage now 😟 the awful winds we had destroyed most flowers and now it’s suddenly got very cold. Was on the news today that UK is supposed to get 4 months of snow 😔

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gjones

They really are cute flowers! Makes me want to touch them😊 The weather forecast- oh no, not there too! That will be horrible for you as you're not used to the snow and cold. Kerry I think most of your plants are in pots. What do you do with them in the winter months?

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kez001uk

@gjones they do feel as fluffy as they look 😋 it’s going to be terrible if the snow comes for that long 😞 the whole country grinds to a halt if it snows for a day or 2 so I daren’t think how bad it’ll affect us 😂 all of my plants are in pots so the ones that aren’t fully hardy I’ll put in the greenhouse and I’ll fleece others that might need it. A fair few made it through the awful weather we had early in the year so hoping they should be strong enough to survive most temperatures now 🤞🏻

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kez001uk

Still looking great even after the horrid weather!

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kamaki

Usually sun flowers have that brown bit in the middle, unlike this one... I don't know much about them... Are all giant 🌻 like this?..just curious.. ☺

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kez001uk

@kamaki they usually do 😊 this one is called “sun king”, think it’s the same as the teddy bear variety. They just seem to be all petals. Most giants are the traditional brown cantered ones. Think there’s only a few like this ☺️

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kamaki

That's interesting. Thanks for letting me know Kerry. They look very nice and full of character!

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anges

@kez001uk Lovely 💛🌻💛

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kez001uk

@kamaki no problem Andreas 😁 it’s the first time I’ve grown them so don’t know much myself 😂

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kez001uk

@anges thank you Ange ☺️

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gjones

So cute! And such a bright sunny colour!

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 💛 I have to touch it every time I walk past 😂 I have one more left to open and hoping it’s another of these so I get to see it fit longer 😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Gorgeous picture 🌻

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kez001uk

@Jasonsparkes1 thank you ☺️ not quite as good looking as yours but maybe a close second once it’s open fully🤞🏼💛

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gjones

How tall does this variety get?

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s supposed to get to 6’ but this is in a pot thats far too small so is only about half height

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gjones

Thanks Kerry! Maybe I should try these next year🤔

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vinny3000

Fantastic Kerry 🙂 @kez001uk

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jeatacake

Looks fabulous Kerry. I had mine planted in the ground last summer & they never got taller than 3 ft, so you've done pretty well I'd say 👍💛

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

What a fab flower...🌞🌻🌞🌻

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auricula

Another super photo - and flower:)

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kez001uk

@gjones I’ll try save you some seeds to send with the others 😛

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cyndi

This looks like the #teddybearsunflower so poofy and pretty

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kez001uk

@cyndi I think it is teddy bear but @thompsonmorgan1855 seeds sometimes seem to have different names. They’ve called it Sun King

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gjones

Oooh! I really like the teddy bear sunflowers. They're so cute! @kez001uk

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cyndi

The #sunking and teddy bear are basically the same except one is taller than other one. I swear that gt has this one in its encyclopedia. If not make one for it.

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s gorgeous isn’t it 😁 first one to flower and is much later to open than my other sunflowers

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kez001uk

@cyndi I couldn’t find one but I’m going to start making pages for the plants I have that aren’t in the encyclopedia 😊

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gjones

I make one for each of mine that aren't in the encyclopedia as we've noticed that a lot of plants that grow on the Canadian prairies aren't in the encyclopedia. @kez001uk @cyndi

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kez001uk

@gjones I always worry I’ll get something wrong or don’t know enough information to fill it in properly 🙈

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gjones

If you don't have all the info on the plant, fill in what you know is correct and leave the rest blank. I've noticed other people do that😊

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kez001uk

@gjones I’ll give it a go. Wish they let the pages be edited on here 😂

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gjones

I've often wished that we could edit the pages too.

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kez001uk

@gjones I think a lot of people requested it when gt asked about new features. Would be helpful if others could contribute to a page too

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kez001uk

Sun king

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