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Helianthus

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By Hywel


Helianthus

It is almost 5 feet tall and suddenly started growing in a pot containing a Pelargonium. I don't know where it came from, I've never grown them before, and there are none in the surrounding gardens.



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Probably a sunflower seed dropped by a bird. It is a beauty.

16 Sep, 2018

 

Birds do us all sorts of good turns... so do squirrels. I've found several young walnut trees this summer...no doubt started the same way.

16 Sep, 2018

 

It s a beauty Hywel crisp and fresh looking such ind birdie present.

16 Sep, 2018

 

Thank you all :)

16 Sep, 2018

 

Will you leave it for the birds when it turns to seed?

17 Sep, 2018

 

I don't think so Waddy, Bella chases them so I try to deter them from the garden.

17 Sep, 2018

 

I love sun flowers & this one is a beauty. Will you be growing a few of the seeds next year. They cut & last well indoors. Beryl would enjoy. Lovely in a big blue jug.

17 Sep, 2018

 

Thank you, yes I will grow a few next year and as it happens we have a big blue jug lol

17 Sep, 2018

 

Oh what a shame.

19 Sep, 2018

 

I don't mind Waddy, I also have a bird phobia so I can do without them :)

19 Sep, 2018

 

I have never been able to grow sunflowers as they’re prone to blackfly which weakens the stem and then ants start farming them. My resolution for next year is to have another go at growing them.

22 Sep, 2018

 

Beautiful Sunflower, Hywel!

23 Sep, 2018

 

Thank you both …

Good luck Amsterdam :)

24 Sep, 2018



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