Sunflower idea ๐ŸŒป

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  • #143296 Reply
    ajn

    Iโ€™m thinking of growing a sunflower in memory of anyone who sadly didnโ€™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, Iโ€™ve got a pot, some compost no seed or flower yet..

    would anyone else be interested and maybe have updates on our growing experience๐ŸŒป.

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  • #148292 Reply
    ajn

    #148293 Reply
    ajn

    #148294 Reply
    ajn

    <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 though๐Ÿฅด</p>
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    #148296 Reply
    Lou

    Ajn the cactus things are succulents ๐Ÿ˜‚ they currently seem to be the in thing at the moment. I think Iโ€™m going to get some cherry toms too ๐Ÿ˜Š

    #148297 Reply
    Lou

    Sorry just had a quick catch up as only just back from MRI scan ๐Ÿ˜

    Tharg yours all look fantastic! It seems we will be uploading more than sunflower pics ๐Ÿ˜‚ canโ€™t wait to see how everyoneโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š

    #148298 Reply
    Tharg
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    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!

    #148306 Reply
    Lou

    Fuchsias, nice. Itโ€™s very very wet with me and I think itl remain this way for the next week. Not sure if thatโ€™l be good for the โ€œlittleโ€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ณ 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 ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š

    #148320 Reply
    Tharg
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    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.

    #148321 Reply
    ajn

    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 itโ€™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 Iโ€™ve never heard of this stuff๐Ÿฅด, but thanks for the info though..

    @Lou, Hopefully the growing thread helps in some way, even if itโ€™s just a little help..

    ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

    #148323 Reply
    ajn

    ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

    Update of outside hardening off plants..

    Left one plant out all night 1st one, 1st time, ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ‘ it seems ok atm.

    Others going out daytimes even in the rain, but not so if to breezy..

    #148366 Reply
    Lou

    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 isnโ€™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 shouldnโ€™t be there so I hope the mri is ok ๐Ÿ˜•

    Thankyou ajn, itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘

    This forum alone has been a big help over the last year and everyoneโ€™s current growing always puts a smile on my face, Tilly is the heart warmer ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒป

    #148457 Reply
    ajn

    ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿง

    Morning, could this possibly be a bud of a sunflower ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    #148458 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    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.

    #148460 Reply
    ajn

    Tharg I have no idea, same reason, Iโ€™ve just noticed itโ€™s different to the rest..

    I found leaving the plants out is fine just watch for the wind..๐Ÿ‘

     

    #148469 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    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.

    #148482 Reply
    lou

    Ajn that looks like the start of a bud to me! ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š Itโ€™s really pouring hard at the moment so mine are indoors. Tallest is the height of 2 giant skewers tapped together ๐Ÿ˜ณ 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.

    #148483 Reply
    ajn

    Yeah I think youโ€™re right Lou, this looks like itโ€™s budding, wow we have actually got a flower ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜

    #148521 Reply
    Tharg
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    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?

     

    #148525 Reply
    ajn

    Well done Tharg, theyโ€™re looking great, loving the ever watching Buddha too…๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐Ÿชด๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ…๐ŸŠ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒžโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ“

    #148527 Reply
    Lou

    Well done both of you! Mine hasnโ€™t got any budding going on at all โ˜น๏ธ Tharg how long will you be keeping the stabilisers in place? (Bamboo stick) love your Buddha ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š

    #148528 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    #148565 Reply
    Lou

    Tharg il be honest, aside from the usual cress when I was a child I canโ€™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 & โ€œnormalโ€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ oh you live by the sea? Thatโ€™s a place Iv always loved! Has Buddha got a name?

    #148572 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ˜‰

    And Buddha is well, just Buddha. Seems polite.

    #148574 Reply
    Lou

    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 thatโ€™s grown from bird seed!). If mine were out in last nights weather I have no doubt they wouldnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #148617 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    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.

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