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18/09/2013 at 11:41

I cut a head off one of my Mongolian Sunflowers to collect its seeds. But most of them were just empty husks. Have a tried too early or am I just unlucky?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps76e1a8d3.jpg

 

 

18/09/2013 at 16:28

The little flowers in the centre didn't get pollinated. Did you see bees on them?

Like the secateurs. They are good aren't they? Rather symbolic in this photo, unfortunately.

18/09/2013 at 22:14

Yes there were bees on them. Ill have a look at another flower an see what that's like. 

19/09/2013 at 01:47

I can't see exactly from the photo, but empty husks either mean low pollination or the birds got there first! 

The middle flowers are the last to develop and be pollinated.

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