On a pretty grey day (with some very grey events) it was nice to find this surprise piece of sunshine poking its head out through the wisteria this morning. I remember buying a packet of Sunflower Teddy Bear seeds a couple of years ago, maybe three. But I don’t remember specifically planting any this year, although it could be that – as I sometimes do – I just randomly planted the remaining seeds from any open packet in my seed draw and this was one of them.
Of course it could have been fallout from the birdseed or even fallout from a bird, but I think it was the last seed from an open packet, the one that always hides in the corner trying to escape.
Either way I was pleased to see it this morning, particularly so late in the season. Sunflower Teddy Bear, it really suits its name doesn’t it. Yellow like Rupert and fluffy, just like Teddy Bears should be.
I’ll leave it to set seed and then collect some, a few to plant and what’s left over I’ll feed the birds. That way the cycle may all begin again.