Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Sunflowers

  1. #1
    jackie j's Avatar
    jackie j is offline Mature Fruiter
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    newton abbot devon
    Posts
    5,402

    Default Sunflowers

    Just popped to the lottie to pick red cabbage and beetroot to put in my sisters box and one of my sunflowers had snapped at the bottom lots of buds on it and it was over 8ft tall what can I do with them as they are not open yet.

  2. #2
    piskieinboots's Avatar
    piskieinboots is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Audlem, Cheshire
    Posts
    9,259

    Default

    *shouts for Medic - bring plasters

    cut em and put em in a vase
    Last edited by piskieinboots; 05-09-2008 at 02:03 PM.
    aka
    Suzie

  3. #3
    SarzWix is offline Gardening Gnomette
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Near Skipton
    Posts
    11,829
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Yup, I'd do that too. Drop of bleach in the water to stop it going manky, and a few drops of tomato feed or BabyBio to help the flowers out a bit.

  4. #4
    jackie j's Avatar
    jackie j is offline Mature Fruiter
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    newton abbot devon
    Posts
    5,402

    Default

    Its snapped right off at the base I dont think tape of any sort will help

  5. #5
    jackie j's Avatar
    jackie j is offline Mature Fruiter
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    newton abbot devon
    Posts
    5,402

    Default

    Measured the fallen sunflower and it was over 9 ft tall and had over 30 flowers sadly none open. Can anyone beat that this year !!!

  6. #6
    zazen999 is offline Funky Cold Ribena
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    20,557

    Default

    I thought there was a competition for sunflowers grown from birdseed; ours are over 9ft and just starting to flower.

    No prizes; just for fun!!!


  7. #7
    lynda66's Avatar
    lynda66 is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    manchester-ish
    Posts
    8,411

    Default

    I've got red ones, they have only reached about 5 foot, (well they are supposed to be red but they are more kind of burnt orange) ..... pretty though

Similar Threads

  1. sunflowers
    By nomates in forum The Flower Mill
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 15-05-2009, 07:06 AM
  2. sunflowers
    By starloc in forum The Flower Mill
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 13-04-2009, 06:32 PM
  3. Sunflowers
    By mrdinkle in forum The Flower Mill
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 20-06-2008, 10:57 PM
  4. Sunflowers
    By Salina in forum The Flower Mill
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-06-2007, 12:30 PM
  5. Sunflowers
    By ysb33r in forum Making the Mostů
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-04-2007, 09:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts