I presume that sunflowers would thrive in the sun-trapped area of the garden rather than next to the fence and between two bushes, however these seedlings grew perfectly in the shade. I'll leave the plants in situ, in the hope that they will self-seed and put on a repeat performance next year. (Who needs perennials ? ...)
On the other hand, a seedling planted next to them turned out to be lavatera. It surprised me, growing taller than the surrounding bushes, surpassing the giant hollyhock, to get closer to the sun.
Meanwhile these plants trailed horizontally for at least a glimpse of the sun's rays, conjuring a day-dream of my flower-beds packed so full that plants overspill the bordering walls.
|snapdragon - thanks for the name Janet@Plantalicious|
|lobelia - thanks for the name Alistair@AberdeenGardening|