☀️ Sunflower Challenge Update: And The Winner Is…??? 🌻

🌻 The first sunflower to bloom in our challenge was Steve’s ‘brobdingnagian’Steves sunflower

🌻 But Steves sunflower certainly wasn’t the tallest and didn’t reach the required 2.6m 😭

🌻 BoB, Musical joy, Liz, Audrey2, Ben turbo and Southern Palms all raced past… and all reached over 2.6m 💪🏼 

Sarahs winning sunflowers

🌻 Our good friend Dora visited and we took the chance to get a proper measurement for the sunflowers in your challenge… so that we could let you know the winner. ….which was Liz (Sponsored by Ruth Penny to encourage her friend ‘Liz’ who is going through cancer treatment at the moment). What a great result

Dora measuring sunflowers

🌻 Liz not only reached 2.6m first but grew to a stunning height of 3.35m…. closely followed by Audrey2 who reached 3.2m and BoB, who reached 3.15m

🌻 The sunflower that didn’t grow tall but had an amazing 15 sunflower heads on the one plant was ‘Weed’ sponsored by Lois.

Weed

🌻 We even planted some last minute sunflowers in our front garden which are looking amazing now.

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🌻 Congratulations to everyone who sponsored a sunflower in the 2.6 challenge. They’ve been incredibly beautiful and have brightened up our garden this summer….even if they have created a lot of work as we’ve fought to keep them watered and stop the slugs and other bugs that seemed intent on eating them and spoiling the challenge 😀☀️🌻 🎉 

☀️ Sunflower Challenge Update: 2 meters smashed! 🌻

🌻 Today I checked the growth of your giant sunflowers…

Sarah amongst the sunflowers

🌻 Your sunflowers are reaching for the sky…

Sunflowers reaching for the sky!

🌻 Audrey 2 is leading the race…She has reached 2.13m…so far…

Sarah measuring how big the sunflowers are

☀️ BoB, Sooty, Ben Turbo and Hope are close behind…😀 

🌻 To be continued…

☀️ Into the great outdoors 🌻

It’s time for your baby sunflowers to be released into the sunshine.

A row of plant pots with the sunflowers seedlings growing out with little leaves

 The night frosts have ended and today we planted your sunflowers 🌻 into the garden so that they can get used to their new home in the sun and have more space to stretch down their roots to grow tall and strong.

A sea grass shed and 26 sunflowers now planted in the gardern with a wire fence around to protect them and some plastic bottle over a few of them

 The space was cleared and dug carefully and netting has been put up to protect them from any rebellious creatures ….and they’ve had their second dose of miracle grow.

26 sunflowers now planted in the gardern with a wire fence around to protect them and some plastic bottle over a few of them

I am waiting to make sure they all survive in the outdoors before naming them ……so next weekend the naming will commence.

A zoomed out shot of A sea grass shed and 26 sunflowers now planted in the gardern with a wire fence around to protect them and some plastic bottle over a few of them with a rounded lawn and windy path made from little square stones

 Thought you might like to see how happy they all are

🌻 To be continued…..

☀️ A huge thanks to yesterdays sunflower sponsor 🌻

field of sunflowers

☀️ It’s so lovely that you named your sunflower 🌴 Southern Palms 🌴 as it’s our favourite holiday destination in 🇧🇧 Barbados 🇧🇧 too…. Can’t wait to see how tall this sunflower grows as it reaches for the sun and I’m adding a pink name tag to this one to celebrate its namesake – the wonderful Southern Palms Hotel.🌴

🌻 Don’t let the lonely sunflowers that haven’t been sponsored yet get left behind in this race, donate now to give them a name and reason to lift up their leaves to the sky. 🌻

☀️ Thanks once again for all of your continued encouragement, generosity and support 🌻

field of sunflowers

🌻 I’m happy to say another 5 sunflowers were sponsored and named yesterday! 🌻 

Don’t let the lonely sunflowers that haven’t been sponsored yet get left behind in this race, donate now to give them a name and reason to lift up their leaves to the sky. 🌻 

☀️ She’s Sunshine mixed with a little bit of Hurricane! 🌬

Sarah Sunflower Rounded

I love sunshine and sunflowers! 

Sunflowers bring a smile to my face and the sunshine brings joy and warmth to my heart…. Oh and as anything yellow or orange makes me happy too I thought I would surround myself with my favourite colours whilst I share with you all the ways I’ve encountered sunshine and sunflowers in my life so far… not only on my travels but in many other ways too.
 
Like me, I hope you like the warmth of the sun and the beauty of sunflowers and will use this space to share our love of all things tangerello (my name for a hue made up of my favourite two colours)
 
Sending sunshine and happiness to you all ☀️ 😀