Monday, 12 September 2011

Sunflower Seeds

Last weekend we unfortunately had to say goodbye to our sunflowers. With the remaining part of hurricane Katia set to hit the UK, I knew they wouldn't withstand the high winds that were forecast.  The flowers on some of them became so big that the heads were weighing down the plants and some of them were starting to die off.

At the end of our Sunflower competition, the winner was Paul!  His plant reached a record 8 foot tall and the flower measured 39cm in diameter.

We have now cut the plants down and will be making some bird feeders from the seeds. The children have been taking the seeds out of the middle of the flowers and we have saved some ready to sow next year.


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