Sunflowers are so great for making everything feel sunny and bright. I really wanted to grow sunflowers this year to add a bit of colour to the allotment. For me, seeing bright flowers at the allotment instantly makes me feel happy, even when there is a whole lot of weeding to be done. I’d made it my mission to clear the entrance of our plot and start a flower patch.
A few months ago I started a few seeds off in pots in my greenhouse. I was so excited, I even bet Oli that mine would grow taller than his, I felt like a kid again 🙂
I’m not sure if I somehow managed to get my seeds mixed up, but I am sure I planted ‘Giant’ sunflower seeds…so far all of my sunflowers are pretty short. They might be giant against a barbie, but against me they don’t even reach my waist.
Oh well. There’s always next year. In the meantime, at least I don’t have to squint into the sun to see my sunflowers:)