My 'Giant Single' Sunflowers, grown from seed, have been a cheerful addition to the garden over Summer, but they're sadly coming to an end...
The seed were sown around April, and they slowly and steadily grew over the first few months; then like the magic 'jack and the beanstalk', they sprung up to about 7 feet tall and starting flower in August. The most cheerful plant, I can think of, in the garden!
|October flowers are starting to fade, and will soon die off.|
|I tidy up the plant by cutting off the large seed heads as they finish flowering and place them where birds can feed on them.|
|I also collect seed (toward bottom left in photo) for growing plants next year.|
I so love sunflowers!
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