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Sunflower Contest – Update #1

All the sunflower seeds have made it to the baby sunflower phase!

Moomin Mama’s was the first to appear after just five days and by day ten, when John’s plant showed up, all the contestants’ seeds had sprouted.

Baby sunflowers
Baby sunflowers

Of the 14 main competitors, Princess’s, Kirsty’s, Coops’ and Moomin Papa’s plants look the biggest and Clarky’s shoot is the smallest.

There’s a long way to go yet though!

All six subs are looking strong and will be hoping for a sunflower casualty to get themselves in the game.

Things will get interesting when the sunflowers move to Fort Bull-Knox and could well be eaten by the resident lawn-mowers, Pongo and Indie!

White rabbit and black rabbit in a garden
Pongo and Indie

 

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The 2nd Annual Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest has Begun

 

Sunflower seeds in pots
The seeds are in!

Twenty sunflower seeds have been planted, marking day one of the 2nd Annual Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest.

Fourteen seeds were picked by  quick off the mark facebook friends to take part in this coveted competition.

A further six seeds were chosen by less nifty but still pretty quick friends to be substitutes. Subs will enter the game should any of the original competitors be eaten by snails or bunnies or suffer any equally unfortunate fate.

2015 competitors are: Jojo, Knoxie, Princess, John, Marky, Radders, Moomin Mama, Moomin Papa, Abi, Coops, Kathryn, Gilbey, Clarky and Kirsty.

Subs: Caz, Abbey, Kevin, Debbie, Nicky and Elena.

Nigel Bull, aka Dad, aka Moomin Papa will initially be taking care of the seeds, offering them all equal care and attention, until they  grow to a reasonable size.

Moomin Papa watering the sunflower seeds

Nigel’s nursery!

The baby sunflowers will then move to Fort Bull-Knox and take their place along the blue fence where they risk being a tasty rabbit snack.

The tallest sunflower will be the winner. Good luck to all!

Winner of the 1st Annual Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest