The first two substitutes have taken their place in the Annual Bull-Knox Sunflower Contest.
Radders’ and Coops’ sunflowers are out of the competition after the bunnies broke through the security netting and munched the baby plants.
First and second substitutes Caz and Abbey are now in their places.
The four remaining subs, Kevin, Debbie, Nicky and Elena will be hopeful to get in the game soon!
The bunnies have breached the security netting and munched the top of Radders’ sunflower.
The netting has been repaired and Radders’ flower will be monitored to see if it can survive. If not, Caz’s plant, which is the first sub, will take its place.
The sunflowers have taken their places along the blue fence at Fort Bull-Knox!
Positions were randomly allocated and all sunflowers were transferred to the garden with equal care.
Competitors are (from left to right): Kirsty, Moomin Papa, Abi, Clarky, Knoxie, Moomin Mama, Jojo, Radders, Gilbey, Kathryn, Marky, Princess, John H and Coops.
A net has been positioned over the sunflowers in an attempt to protect them from the leaf loving bunnies. However, a new threat in the form of a playful puppy, Fozzy, has now been introduced.
Six substitute sunflowers are waiting in the wings and will be hoping one of the starters meets an unfortunate fate so they can take its place in the competition.
Danger averted. A snail was intercepted as it headed towards Kevin’s sunflower today.
I’m happy to report that all the sunflowers are unnibbled and doing well despite this slimy threat.
Kathryn’s, Radders’, Kirsty’s and Moomin Papa’s shoots are the tallest so far.
Clarky’s plant, which was smallest at the last inspection, has had a growth spurt. Knoxie’s and Moomin Mama’s have now been over-taken and look like they could do with some encouragement.