Sweet Sweet Sweet Sunflowers: Memories of Sunny Days


“With your half of the ransom
You bought some sweet, sweet, sweet
Sweet sunflowers
And gave them to the night”

Sunflower by Low

It’s hard to think that this time last week temperatures were soaring in a mini heatwave. Ice lollies and barbecues and long sunny days. In true British style this bank holiday the rain has set in today (saturday 25th) with temperatures dropping to miserable below averages. Today down the plot with all the drizzle, huddling in the shed between the heavy showers and enormous rumbles of thunder got me day dreaming about sunnier times.

One thing I’ve really missed this year are our giant sunflowers. This year all our sunflower seeds and seedlings we’re all either eaten by mice or felled by munching molluscs during the rainy early summer. Last summers sunflowers were giants! The tallest reaching almost 10 feet. I spent many an hour admiring their cheery blooms, watching the bees walking around their centres. Happy days.

So to celebrate the sunflower and sunnier days, here’s a gallery of some of last years sunflowers and blue skies (remember those?)

Author: Crafty Garden Hoe

For me it’s all about the simple things in life. Pottering around my allotment, growing things indoors and out, baking a good cake, being outside, pretty things, vintage finds and a good pot of tea. It’s all the small things that make me tick, noticing the beauty in everyday things. Although this blog initially was intended to be a blog about all these things its evolved into being basically a blog about our allotment. Our adventures, highs and lows, wins and loses. So join me & Mr Wilson as we learn from our mistakes and successes down plot 18a.

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