Hanging on into December with admirable tenacity, a tiny little sun flower,
It’s growing out of the wall under the kitchen window. I’m assuming it is a seed from the bird feeder, but just how it managed to germinate as it has, is a mystery to me. I’ve not grown sunflowers since the boys were small. I think I will next year (but I know better than to look at seed catalogues now, they are expensively seductive in the grey depths of winter).
Sunflowers as a commercial cut flower in the UK really came into being in the 1980/90’s The florist Jane Packer pioneered their use in the blossoming flower fashion world of that time. It is hard to remember now, just how staid the the world of flowers was before Jane Packers innovative work came along. Sadly Jane Packer died recently at a tragically young age. A great loss.