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Sunflowers!!

So it’s been less than a month I think since I planted my sunflowers, they are now biggish and we (me and my mom) finally got around to planting them in the garden last Sunday (23.04.17) I planted 75 seeds in trays and roughly half of them germinated, we then planted the 12 best ones in our garden, 6 red and 6 yellow! We still have some good looking ones left over which I will be giving to family, this is usually what I do when I plant a ton of seeds, cause who doesn’t love to be gifted Sunflowers!! 🌻🌻

Some got eaten by snails though as I’ve been keeping them outside in their pots so they can get the most of the nice sun we have been having!

Anyway, here are some pics of how they looked before we planted them in the ground!

And here are some pics of the ones we planted in the garden!

Sadly none of my dwarf red ones grew, not sure why, I did the same with them as with my others, I guess they were just dud seeds, was quite looking forward to seeing what those ones looked like as well, but nevermind, try again next year!

These giant ones though are supposed to grow up to 14ft… will be interesting to see how big they do grow and I will definitely post updates on them here too!

Enjoy 🌻🌻🌻

Spring Has Sprung! 🌻

Well almost… 6 Days!

I can’t wait, I am so done with the cold weather now, I’m ready for a bit of sun and warmth, also my baby will hopefully be a May baby and I am super ready for him to be here except for I’m not actually ready, I have literally nothing prepared, but hey I got like 5 to 10 weeks til he could decide to make an appearance, plenty of time right…

So anyway who else is excited for spring?

One of my favourite things about Spring is flowers, specifically Sunflowers, I am pretty sure I have posted about my love of Sunflowers before, but man do I love them, especially giant ones, they are so satisfying and easy to grow!! I haven’t grown any in about 3/4 years but this year I have decided that seeing as I am moving back to my parents house I will grow some again! I planted 72 seeds (a bit excessive I know) on the 6th of March, 24 Giant Red ones, 24 Giant Yellow ones and 24 red/yellow Dwarf ones, so far 18 have started growing, it took them roughly 5 days to start sprouting and I am super excited to see how they look when they flower which should be around May/June time I think, though don’t quote me on that as it has been a long time since I’ve grown them!

There are loads of other great things about Spring, here are some of my favourites:

  • The smell of freshly cut grass
  • Baby animals (especially ducks)
  • Sunshine
  • Warmth
  • Flowers
  • Everywhere starts to look more alive again
  • Easter!!

Hayfever however is a bit of a downside to spring and summer but hey you gotta take the good with the bad right…

Here are some pics of my freshly sprouting baby Sunflowers for your viewing pleasure!

These are them when I first planted them on the 6th of March.

And these are them today on the 14th of March there are 18 in these pics, though it may be quite hard to see them all as the picture quality isn’t great.

If all of these Sunflowers grow I am going to have soo many! I tend to give them away to family and friends though when I grow loads like this because there is no way they would all fit in my parents garden!

Anyone else have a favourite plant to grow during Spring/Summer?

My Plants! – Update…

Sup Guys!

So I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared pictures of my plants with you before, but hey nevermind!

I don’t have as many now as I used to, sadly I left them in the care of my parents when I went to uni, which inevitably meant a few died, it’s not their fault, they don’t know how to look after them so im not mad 🙂

But anyway, here are some recent pics of the plants I do have left, some may look a bit bare cause I recently gave them a trim as they needed it 😛

My Plants! =D

Sup Guys!

Today I thought I would share with you some pics of my plants =D I grow Carnivorous plants and Sunflowers, though this year I haven’t grown any Sunflowers, not sure why I think I just kinda forgot, but they are probably my favourite flowers, they’re so bright and beautiful, I love to grow the really tall ones but I like the small ones as well, I haven’t grown any of them yet though but I have a plan to cross small red ones with the giant yellow ones and then hopefully I will end up with giant red ones! that would be awesome =D

As for carnivorous plants, the types i grow mainly are Venus Fly Traps and Sarracenias, I also grow Nepenthes, Heliamphora and Sundews but the majority of my collection is Sarracenia and Venus Fly Trap =) I grow them cause they are a lot of fun and they are very different, I also have a couple of Cactus’ and some Lithops, I think its fair to say that I enjoy the weird and wonderful plants =D

So here are some pics of my plants! =D

 

Quite a few pics it would seem, but I figured putting them in a gallery was better than trying to add them all individually!

Hope you guys enjoy this post and I shall see you all tomorrow! Possibly in a hungover state, hope you all have a good Friday night!

Sarah

Zero To Hero Day 22: A Word A Week Challenge…….Yellow!

So today’s challenge was to break the confines of Zero To Hero and participate in another challenge, I have spent ages trying to pick a good challenge to take part in, but I have finally found one that sounds like fun, I will probably carry on doing this challenge as it will allow me to share more photos and other interesting things with you guys!

So here is a quick description of the challenge: “Once a week I will dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe of what that word means to you.”
Here is a link to the challenge page if you guys would like to have a look or maybe even take part!!

A Word A Week Photography Challenge 2014

The word for this week is Yellow, and here is the photo that I will be sharing with you!

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Sunflowers, one of my favourite plants!

This is one of about 8 Sunflowers that I grew myself, I love Sunflowers they are one of my favourite plants, I have grown them every year for the past 5 years, last year I think I had about 50, the seeds from my previous ones had fell into the soil, we thought they were no good so we left them, then summer came around and all these little Sunflower shoots started poking their heads up through the soil, I kept about 10 of them and gave the rest away to family and friends!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

See you for tomorrows challenge.
Sarah