The Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest came to a grizzly end yesterday with six of the ten competing sunflowers, including both Gryffindors, declared dead.
The four surviving flowers were judged to declare the tallest sunflower the winner: Slytherin!
None of the flowers excelled well this contest. This may have been due to the pots being too small, or maybe the heatwave. Or maybe there were other magical forces at work. Who knows. Anyway, that’s all form the Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest 2022. Thanks for following and see you next year.
Sunflowers, Wooper and Bull-Knox, have bloomed in the Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest 2020.
Bull-Knox was the first to show its pretty face and was shortly followed by Wooper.
As pretty as these leaders are, they may have blown their chance at winning the contest. Early bloomers often stop growing, and their looks may have faded before the contest judging day where the tallest and the prettiest sunflowers are crowned.
Still, they look great now and it’s the taking part that counts.
Shmelling is the tallest so far! Will she be caught?
Four sunflowers are peeking over the side fence. Naughty, who was first to sprout, was also the first to reach fence height in the Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest 2020. She was shortly followed by neighbouring competitors, Shmelling, Sprilbey and Wooper.
Positions to the right of the side fence seem to be the place to be with all flowers growing well. Helomi is still struggling height wise in the middle of the fence, although she appears to be healthy.
Four of the sunflowers along the front fence were late to the party and have some catching up to do.
All competitors are enjoying the sunshine and will be hoping for more in their quest to advance skywards.
Steclaire, Buddha, Carmma and Holts finally made it to Fort Bull-Knox on Sunday. They had initially been too weak or hadn’t sprouted and organisers feared they would all make an early exit from the Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest 2020. The troubled plants were given extra time under the special care of Moomin Papa and have all made fantastic recoveries.
Two spares had been planted at the outset and, as all the original competitors have made it into the Fort Bull-Knox garden, the spares were adopted by two keen sunflower contest fans. Welcome to the contest and good luck to Dennis and Fozzy.
All of the arrivals were planted in random order along the front fence.
Meanwhile, the plants along the side fence have been growing well, with the exception of Helomi. There’s always one!
The flowers were measured on 17th May 2020 and here are the standings.