Eardiston Blog

Community Blog for the Parish of Lindridge in the Team Valley.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Sunflower 2005 Results

Congratulations to Mrs. Edie Pound - a great effort at 2350mm...

... especially considering the dwarf variety of seeds that Ian managed to source (from Lidl?) for this year's competition.

bAZ and Barbera were this year's winners of the coveted Booby prize - romping in with a magnificent 930mm.

Well done Ian - a total of £120.00 was raised for Tenbury Hospital League of Friends.

1. Mrs. Edie Pound 2350mm
2. Sue Lancaster 2100mm
3. Colin Roberts 1960mm
4. = Dave Lancaster 1800mm
4. = Anne Evans 1800mm
5. Les James 1730mm
6. Chris Clayton 1720mm
7. Jen Goodwin 1700mm
8. Les & Sandra Yarranton 1630mm
9. = Dave & Pam Male 1600mm
9. = Chris & Judy 1600mm
11. David &Jane 1580mm
12. Steve & Felicia 1550mm
13. = Tim & Judith Hackett 1530mm
13. = Barry & Peggy Sharman 1530mm
13. = Doris & Barbara Westwood 1530mm
17. Brian Baldwin 1500mm
18. Ned & Cath Abel 1460mm
19. Derek & Jan Marks 1295mm
20. Dave & Steph Mitcham 1250mm
20. Pete & Vicky Stevens 1250mm
22. Rob & Gilly Humphreys 1050mm
23. Barry & Barbara Matthews 930mm

Non-runners
Harvey & Jan Tear
Richard
Dave Halfday
Derek Burton
Chris & Wendy Carter.
John & Julie

Friday, August 12, 2005

The Professional's Approach

HalfDay didn't really want to post this as it might give all you amateurs an inferiority complex.

I think the technique is called Companion Planting?



Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Stand Up Straight!


If only he'd stop slouching, we'd make another 10 cms...

Is Ian measuring to the highest point or just to the top of the flower head?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

A Poor Showing

Still healthy enough, but not half the height of last year's.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Slow Progress

Still fighting the slugs. Seems healthy enough, but not making much vertical progress...

Friday, June 24, 2005

While we are waiting...


Harry will entertain us with a short interlude.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Getting Started



The theory was to plant them as a pair, undisturbed from the original pot, and cull the weaker one once they were established.

Unfortunately, the slugs got there first, and demolished one of the plants entirely, and were halfway through the second before we zapped them.