Sunbathe like daisies

Sunbathe like daisies

© Lauren Heather

Some garden flowers follow the sun as it travels across the summer sky: find some (daisies or sunflowers for examples) and snap them every hour to see how they’re moving. Then on a wet day make a flower photo montage to remind you of summer!

Sunflowers at Lower Smite Farm (c) Zoe Stevens

Zoe Stevens

Even better buy some sunflower seeds now and grow your own patch that would make Van Gogh proud.  They are available as short growing varieties as well as the giant competition sorts so pick the ones that will fill your patch nicely. Enjoy the flowers and the insect visitors, and feel great that the seeds will feed the finches in your garden in the autumn.