Saturday, 28 August 2010

Sunflowers

These little beauties are providing me with sunshine in my garden - even on days when the sun refuses to show.



They have 10 really large flowers on them and I have positioned them in pots by my door to create the impression that you are crossing some Tuscan field to get to me!!!


I'll definitely grow more next year and I'll be feeding the birds on the seeds all winter long.

18 comments:

Rowan said...

They are absolutely gorgeous, I love seeing sunflowers but I've never tried growing them. I think that next year I shall treat myself to a packet of seeds. These will be a real treat for the birds in winter.

Kathy said...

Wow, they're really big! I've never had much luck with sunflowers ... the heads always end up facing next door! I love fields of sunflowers in the south of France. Have a good weekend!
Love Kathy xxx

Nearly 50 and trying to be Frugal .... said...

The field of sunflowers behind our house are looking very sad,going brown and drooping, however the birds are coming in their droves to enjoy the seeds. This morning the power lines were full, just like a sheet of music.

The Patchwork Heart said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous you lucky girl :)
Heather x

bad penny said...

thease are superb ! We grew them when the children were young - I think I'll plant some next year.

I've had to cansal St Ives as Jess & i ARE NOW SAVING FOR bARCELONA - WILL TRY TO GET THERE NEXT YEAR - HAVE SUGGESTED IT TO A FRIEND.
oops sorry about caps !!!

Gilly said...

Those are gorgeous, Diane! Why don't you put a link to Carmi's Thematic challenge which this week is Flowers.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

they are beautiful, mine have just opened too :-)

Lazylol said...

beautiful! A reminder that summer is still here, if not for much longer!

Jenny said...

Fantastic, even when the sun isn't out there must be a permanent golden glow in your garden. My sunflowers are nowhere near flowering, I'll be lucky if they ever do.

Deb said...

I never thought about putting them in pots; good idea! I may try some next spring.

Em said...

Hi,
Thanks for visiting my blog..glad theres a few of us South Yorkshire folks about!!
I can't follow you either so must be an ongoing problem with Blogger.
Love those big cheery sunflowers...just the thing when the weathers not playing!!
Em xxx

Lisa said...

They are just beautiful! How can you not smile when you see sunflowers.
Thank you for the message about my dad.
Thanks also for the little parcel which popped through the door today. Both T and S were thrilled. As was I!
Lisa x

Shirl said...

Gorgeous: I love sunflowers ... :0)

Green thumb said...

You're such an imaginative girl, Diane!!!! Hope you're having a real sunny weekend!
xxxxxxx

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Whenever I have deliberately planted sunflowers they have come to nothing. This year I have a sea of sunflowers at the bottom of the garden from where my dear late chooks churned some seeds into the mud. So if anyone is thinking of planting them next year just buy a big bag of bird food sunflower seeds!

Lyn said...

I failed this year in the garden, no sunflowers, no dahalias, and very few beans-got lots of tomatoes though!
love
Lyn
xxx

Marie said...

They're stunning, the first photo really is glowing. Very summery :-)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

What beauties :o)