My sunflowers were a last minute addition, sown on a whim after I found an old pack of seed.
Many of them met with disaster as I staked them by tying them to bamboo poles and didn’t realise that I would have to release the string as they grew.
About half a dozen simply grew and then garrotted themselves. Luckily when we noticed this we were able to stage an intervention and cut the string out of the poor strangled stems.
I didn’t really expect them to do much after my careless treatment of them. They all had scars on their stems – but look, aren’t they lovely.
They must be at least 7′, some may be taller.
From disaster, triumph.