Sunflowers are lovely – surely? Well yes they are, but if you don’t like gardening, they can be labour intensive.
First you battle snails that chew the stems and topple the entire plant.
Then you have to stake them, if you want big ones, you need to feed them every week and then after a short flowering season you have loads of scratchy foliage and a large seed head to dispose of.
If however you love gardening and want sunflowers, there are hundreds of lovely garden varieties to choose from, the multi stemmed varieties are probably the best and buy the shorter varieties.
Having said all that, we do like sunflowers but we just haven’t used them in any designs yet, but we will find a really lovely one to use soon.
But we do have lots of other lovely designs instead you can browse through.