After our first batch of runner bean seeds failed to germinate (we did use last year’s seeds), I bought new seeds and they are just now starting to raise their heads above the compost.
Seemed to have waited a long time for these too, but they’re beautiful now in flower . . .
The smallest of our four sunflowers has now overtaken the other three and is now some 10ft tall, adding three or four inches every day.
Were these the beans that Jack swapped for the cow?
Are you growing sunflowers? Have you entered the Sunny Sunflower Competition 2010 on twitter at @twunflowercomp?