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johnd83
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Sunflower

Post by johnd83 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:40 am

Good morning all,

I have been growing these from seed since April. I have been really happy with how they turned out as I am new to growing...well anything really. I have approx 15 of these. I don't know if they a correct name but I knew them as "Teddy Bear Sunflowers"

ImageSunflower by JohnBW83, on Flickr

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Re: Sunflower

Post by Placido » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:49 pm

Oh I love that Johnd :clap: :nod: . Abso. beautiful !!!! :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Re: Sunflower

Post by johnd83 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:52 pm

Thank you very much. I have about 15 of these growing :)

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Re: Sunflower

Post by Kev » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:05 pm

They look cracking. Never seen those flowers before. They look amazingly soft so I can understand the teddy bear name.

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Re: Sunflower

Post by johnd83 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:09 pm

Thanks Kev mate.

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Re: Sunflower

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:17 pm

A spectacular looking flower head. What is the diameter. Great :photo:

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Re: Sunflower

Post by johnd83 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:19 pm

Jacksparrow,

They are 17cm in diameter for the heads and theu are between 4ft-6ft tall.

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Re: Sunflower

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:23 pm

johnd83 wrote:Jacksparrow,

They are 17cm in diameter for the heads and theu are between 4ft-6ft tall.
Thanks john :yes:
The only thing I can see to fault them is that they don't look very bee friendly. Do the insects have problem getting at the pollen?

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Re: Sunflower

Post by johnd83 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:27 pm

We have had a couple of bees and a few butterfly's on them so they must be getting something. I wouldn't say they rave about them like some other plants Jack if I am honest mate.

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Re: Sunflower

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:54 pm

johnd83 wrote:We have had a couple of bees and a few butterfly's on them so they must be getting something. I wouldn't say they rave about them like some other plants Jack if I am honest mate.
Thank you for tour reply.

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