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Sunflower Contest – Update #11 – Game Over

The Annual Fort Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest is over with no plants surviving to flower!

The rabbits were caught behind the netting this morning (Monday) and as pictured above had felled Moomin Papa’s and Nicky’s sunflowers.

Just Debbie’s and Elena’s flowers remained and the netting was restored. However, just a few hours later Elena’s sunflower had also been slain leaving Debbie’s plant as the last flower standing.


The outlook for Debbie’s sunflower was bleak though as the bunnies had discovered how to pull out the pegs to release the netting.


And sure enough, by nightfall the rabbits had found their way back in and munched through the stalk of the final flower.


So that’s it. None of the 14 starting sunflowers or the six subs made it to the measuring stage and the 2015 competition is over.

I hope you have enjoyed the contest…I’m sure the bunnies did!

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