Thursday, 5 August 2010

surprise sunflower

This year I planted some sunflowers in a blue pot, dwarf ones called Irish Eyes. They grew ok but not so well due to the heat and the confined space. Last year I must have put some sunflower seeds into my compost bin in the autumn and this lovely beauty grew near my climbing beans, which are not doing very well again his year. Funny how you plan things and the unexpected is actually better.

I heard from my sister that Wilkinsons have their seed sale on now, must get some when I'm next in town. You can never have enough seeds!

2 comments:

Green Lane Allotments said...

I have self sown sunflowers coming up all over - some in the middle of our potato bed.

eight by six said...

they are one thing I don't mind self seeding. Lets hope I get more next year. My climbing beans are not doing very well and I've watered them a lot.