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March 23, 2021 at 11:31 am #143296ajn
I’m thinking of growing a sunflower in memory of anyone who sadly didn’t make it through the virus….
Thing is I have very little knowledge of doing so, is it to late in the year to early, I’ve got a pot, some compost no seed or flower yet..
would anyone else be interested and maybe have updates on our growing experience🌻.
May 16, 2021 at 6:29 pm #148292ajnMay 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm #148293ajnMay 16, 2021 at 6:33 pm #148294ajn
<p style=”text-align: left;”>The toms are red cherry, yellow pear, some sort of bush thing, and urrrm normal ones I think, not sure about the cactus stuff though🥴</p>
🌻May 16, 2021 at 7:24 pm #148296Lou
Ajn the cactus things are succulents 😂 they currently seem to be the in thing at the moment. I think I’m going to get some cherry toms too 😊May 16, 2021 at 7:29 pm #148297Lou
Sorry just had a quick catch up as only just back from MRI scan 😐
Tharg yours all look fantastic! It seems we will be uploading more than sunflower pics 😂 can’t wait to see how everyone’s fruit & veg plants turn out. I have around 7 strawberry plants all planted and some flowering….think il be strawberried out by the end of the year! 😊🌻😊May 16, 2021 at 7:46 pm #148298
Hi, Lou. Yes, it’ll be fascinating to see how all our horticulturing works out. We’re still waiting for some stuff to arrive. fuchsias to replace those lost over crap winter and a few others.
Hope all went well at your MRI. Mrs T had to have a CT scan yesterday. All went surprisingly well. In, scanned and out in 15 minutes. Must be a record!May 16, 2021 at 10:39 pm #148306Lou
Fuchsias, nice. It’s very very wet with me and I think itl remain this way for the next week. Not sure if that’l be good for the “little” big seedlings that are still on the windowsill but my strawberries have gone wild thanks to natures beverage!
I think it went well thanks, was in for nearly an hour 😳 left without any indication on results but no news is good news. Blimey that was good, hope Mrs T is doing alright? I hope she has good results 👍 😊🌻😊May 17, 2021 at 7:41 am #148320
Thanks, Lou. Eagerly awaiting results from scan for madam. Her last nasty operation (the second one) was in December but she still has a painful, swollen abdomen and is concerned that it ain’t mending right. Thus the Mr Consultant bloke ordered the scan. Should be thankful, I suppose, that he didn’t just say “let nature take its course” or some such other meaningless piffle that medico’s come out with when they can’t be bothered.May 17, 2021 at 7:51 am #148321ajn
Best of luck with these scans, tests, results and everything else that we have to go through or witness as we go through our lives..
I too had a scan a while back, will be attending an appointment soon, as I say it’s been a while so not over worried tbh, however I know how these things can get on top and even take over thoughts and life..
@Tharg succulents I’ve never heard of this stuff🥴, but thanks for the info though..
@Lou, Hopefully the growing thread helps in some way, even if it’s just a little help..
🌻🌼🌼🌸🌸🌸May 17, 2021 at 8:17 am #148323ajn
Update of outside hardening off plants..
Left one plant out all night 1st one, 1st time, 😳 👍 it seems ok atm.
Others going out daytimes even in the rain, but not so if to breezy..May 17, 2021 at 12:20 pm #148366Lou
Aww Mrs T must be feeling uncomfortable, I do hope they can get to the bottom of it and have her feeling better soon! Yes sometimes the lack attitude towards patients isn’t very encouraging, Iv been pushed pillar to post and even transferred to a diff hospital over the last 16 months before a scan showed something that shouldn’t be there so I hope the mri is ok 😕
Thankyou ajn, it’s a bit worrying/unnerving but am hoping itl be alright. All I was told was that the results will be with the specialist asap. I have no idea how they then give the results (phone or in person) and the sort of time frame. I hope your results are good when you get them 👍
This forum alone has been a big help over the last year and everyone’s current growing always puts a smile on my face, Tilly is the heart warmer 🐶😍🌻May 18, 2021 at 7:56 am #148457ajn
Morning, could this possibly be a bud of a sunflower 😳May 18, 2021 at 8:02 am #148458
Dunno, ajn. Never having grown them before, I have no idea what they look like in bud. Weather permitting, my monsters should be put in ground today. Snaps to follow when I’ve done ’em.May 18, 2021 at 8:11 am #148460ajn
Tharg I have no idea, same reason, I’ve just noticed it’s different to the rest..
I found leaving the plants out is fine just watch for the wind..👍May 18, 2021 at 8:27 am #148469
Yup. Know what you mean about the wind. Tallest one of mine (nearly 3ft) slipped its retaining string and got bent over by 60-70degrees yesterday. Didn’t seem to mind though. It needed the practice, I suppose.May 18, 2021 at 11:43 am #148482lou
Ajn that looks like the start of a bud to me! 🌻😊 It’s really pouring hard at the moment so mine are indoors. Tallest is the height of 2 giant skewers tapped together 😳 no sign of bud tho, just leaves and long long stem inbetween (have a feeling it may be the giant type!) hope your all having a good afternoon.May 18, 2021 at 11:51 am #148483ajn
Yeah I think you’re right Lou, this looks like it’s budding, wow we have actually got a flower 👏🌻🌼🌸🍐🌱😁May 18, 2021 at 5:39 pm #148521
Well, here we are, sunflower nurturers… the Triffids march outside into flower beds. THere’s another two groups, one in background of this snap but barely visible. Watched over by our Buddha so they should be OK?May 18, 2021 at 6:46 pm #148525ajn
Well done Tharg, they’re looking great, loving the ever watching Buddha too…🌻🌻🪴👏👁🍐👁👍😁🍅🍊🐶🌱🌞☀️🍓May 18, 2021 at 7:08 pm #148527Lou
Well done both of you! Mine hasn’t got any budding going on at all ☹️ Tharg how long will you be keeping the stabilisers in place? (Bamboo stick) love your Buddha 😊🌻😊May 18, 2021 at 9:09 pm #148528
Thanks, both. Can now confess… this is the first time I’ve ever done the grow-from-seed business. Amazing that it has gone relatively well so far. Reckon the sticks will have to stay in place for life of the plants. Coastal weather brings a lot of windy days! The good Lord Buddha was here when we arrived. We try to make him comfortable. 😊May 19, 2021 at 1:24 pm #148565Lou
Tharg il be honest, aside from the usual cress when I was a child I can’t recall growing much from seed at all. I done the strawberries last year from bare roots but they only took this year (which was expected) the cucumber, toms & “normal” variety of strawberries were pregrown from seed so I just had to plant them and I done the rest on a whim not knowing how they would turn out 😂 oh you live by the sea? That’s a place Iv always loved! Has Buddha got a name?May 19, 2021 at 3:18 pm #148572
Well, my monsters have survived the night and its strong winds also a monstrous downpour just now. So I live in hope!
We are some quarter miles from the coast about four miles east of Worthing. Lovely place. It is just so pleasant to have to drive along the coast to get to a supermarket. At least, it was when I could go into supermarkets 🛒😉
And Buddha is well, just Buddha. Seems polite.May 19, 2021 at 4:13 pm #148574Lou
It sounds like yours have got quite accustomed to the outdoors which is excellent to hear. Iv just removed all the weeds and grass (I think) from my strawberries (grass looking stuff that’s grown from bird seed!). If mine were out in last nights weather I have no doubt they wouldn’t of lived to morning.
It sounds lovely where you are, is it more peaceful? My nearest beach is an hour or so drive away so I only go now and then (summer time), supermarket around ten min drive away.
I think buddha has the best seat to watch everything grow 😉May 20, 2021 at 9:16 am #148617
First, correction… we are to the west of Worthing, not east, Doh! A village called Ferring and, yes, it is a delightful place. Classic English village – couple of pubs, some excellent local shops. Runs along the seafront for about half a mile. Shingle beach, couple of good cafes as well. We have started calling it “St Mary Mead on Sea” because every other neighbour looks like Miss Marple.