☀️ 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…

☀️ Sunflower Challenge Update 🌻

🌻 Planting out and naming…

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🌻 Steve enlisted to help the sunflowers grow…

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🌻 Growing bigger…

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🌻 BOB and Audrey 2 are leading the race…so far…

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🌻 Photo from today…sunflowers making headway…

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🌻 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…..