A little while ago the lovely Andrea from Harvest with Glee sent me a collection of seeds she had collected when I mentioned my desire for more flowers in the garden. Among these were two variety of sunflowers which she thought Miss Two would love. I had a little strip of unused garden running between the fence and the lawn that I thought would be perfect for our Sunflower Walk. I roped Miss Two into helping me plant the seeds which she loved for the first five minutes and then deserted me for the sandpit.
We planted three rows of seeds in an area about four metres long. At the back we put the giants, regular in the middle and minis at the front. I had visions of a veritable sea of sunflowers. Unfortunately the snails had other ideas and after we had loads come up, only six have survived and I have just put fortifications around these. I’ll wait to make sure these ones survive and then try again with more seeds. I am determined to have sunflowers blowing in the breeze as we play outside this summer.
The mini sunflowers were from my own collection and I had planted a few earlier in the season, but again the snails have munched on most of these. Thankfully the ones in Miss Two’s pot are doing well, as is this one next to my tomatoes.
What a cheery soul to have in the garden, I hope he has some friends soon. Oh and can you spot where the snails and slugs have been!!