Sunflower Smile

When our five year old grandson was given some giant sunflower seeds earlier in the year to plant in little pots on the kitchen windowsill no-one expected any miracles to occur but to his delight three grew into little plants.

He gave one to us, a gangly foot-high skinny stalk, carrying it himself so carefully to deliver it safely, so I duly planted it in a sheltered spot in the garden by the back fence and promised him I’d look after it.

We live in the chilly North of Scotland, and so I had no idea if a giant sunflower plant would even survive up here, never mind flower. I’ve watered it and watched it, fingers crossed it didn’t die, and here it is now with a proper yellow head.

It’s not fully opened as yet, and at 2.5m the plant has over-shot the fence and has grown way too tall for me to capture face to face without the aid of a ladder, but look, we actually have a real giant sunflower growing in our garden!

Big smiles all round for our beautiful Scottish sunflower 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Sunflower Smile

    1. London was great for seeing sunflowers growing happily in the little front gardens of Victorian terraces – so it’s nice to have our own version here in Scotland! 😀

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    1. I’m so happy it’s a success! I’m going to try to grow a whole row of sunflowers next year – and the good thing is because it’s now taller than the fence, everyone walking up the street can see it too! 😀

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    1. The sweetest thing is the last time he came to visit he couldn’t even find it, because he was hunting along at ground level to find the little plant he remembered – but the look on his face when he realised it had become such a huge ‘magic beanstalk’ was absolutely priceless! 😀

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