Tag Archives: Sunflower ‘Ruby Eclipse’

In a Vase on Monday: Remastered

I hadn’t realised till I Googled Van Gogh’s sunflowers that there were in fact four versions of the famous picture, with different coloured backgrounds and different sunflowers. Any attempt to accurately remaster the paintings would have been thwarted by my … Continue reading

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The Future is Sunny

The blooms that you can see here are on two plants of ‘Ruby Eclipse’ sunflowers, grown from seed saved last year – I envisage a Van Gogh vase coming up! For the first time, I pinched out the top of … Continue reading

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Hurrah for the Bishop!

Despite following guidance and advice I have still been bereft of dahlias so far this year – until I spotted this flower on ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ today. This is at least a small success story as it must be the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday : Reddy or Not

One of the young buds of sunflower ‘Ruby Eclipse’ (shown in the last post) had a longer stem than most of its neighbours, but was clearly not going to have opened by today so, ‘reddy or not’ here it still … Continue reading

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If I Were a Sunflower….

For the first time ever I seem to have achieved some success with sunflowers – admittedly there were a few that managed to reach flowering stage last year, but that was by luck rather than judgement as invariably the young … Continue reading

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