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Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunflower Crysis!!!!

Yesterday's scores:
  • Gills: no: in traynin. Or they shud be.
  • Simpsons: yes
  • Tesco: yes, littol wun, for cow joose.
  • Nose Hugs Surprizisity Score: too bizzy!!!/10
  • Day Score: 8ish/10


Well ferst ov all heer ar the fotoes ov the sunflowers from Fryday.

Since theez wer taykun, they hav all mostly wiltid an given up!

Weer not shor wat to do.

Mummy sez maybe pik owt a good wun from eech pot, then repot it on its own an cut it bak. See if that helps it.

I don't kno wat went rong- we kept them owt ov the too-hot sunny playses, but kept them in the lite. An we kept them warterd an no, I dident pee on them. So it's a bit ov a mystry reelly. Hey ho!

If yu hav eny advice pleez tell me- an kwikly!!!!!!


On Sunday, Mummy an Dilly did the Race For Life to raize munny for Cancer Research. Boys arnt allowd to tayke part. Dilly sez it's coz weer smelly but this charity haz lots ov PINK in it's logoes an stuff an evrywun wares PINK at the race so this is the REAL reezon we don't tayke part, coz boys don't do pink!!!! Can yu imagin 2,000 gerls runnin in pink? Urffff.....

It waz way WAY too hot for furry peepol enyway so me an the uther Bears stayd home. Dilly haz put lots ov fotoes ov the day on her blog. Heer's wun ov Mummy an Dilly waytin for the race to start:Thare iz still time to donate if yu want to. Yu can go to Mummy an Dilly's collekshun payge by pressin this button:

Bye fer now!


BumbleVee said...

Oh, no!! not wilted...
darn it anyway. but.... they may still come back. I left my Hoya plant out in the hot sun one time... it survived. It has very pale leaves now...but still blooms once in a while....

Dilly said...

Dilly blayme Bob poo.
Smell ov poo mayke sunflowers wilt.


CHEWY said...

Oh, no, wilted sunflowers! I planted seeds yesterday in my garden. hmm... wish I had some advice for you.

Next weekend I'm participating in a Cancer Relay for Life.

Harry said...

Hmm, not sure what to suggest re the sunflowers. Ours are just sprouting so we'll see how they fare.

Well done to you ma on Race for Life, ours does it next month.

Toodle pip
Harry x

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


I jus don't kno wat happend! If we carnt sayve eny then weel start agen wiv new seeds an maybe put them strate in the garden!


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...



B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


Sad, int it?

Good luk wiv yor relay! That sownds fun!


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


Good luk to yor Ma!
Let me kno how she duzz, an how yor sunflowers do!


Lynda (Granny K) said...

D'oh I suspect sabotage! You've still got time to plant some more methinks. Mummy and Dilly look like they meant business! I'm heading over to Dilly's place now.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


Thanks for donaytin, Lynda!

As fer the sunflowers.... hmmm.. bit disappoyntin but we havent given up yet!!! Maybe we will jus sprinkol sum owtside!

Better still, maybe we will sprinkol sum in the garden nex dor, where the pillok livs. HAHAHAHA!


No Cool Story said...

Oh noes!! Did you talk to the plants? did you sing to them? did you kiss them? Maybe you should dance or something!?

Aww, Dilly looks so cute a girly. Way to go for Race for Life participants! :)

Phytheas said...

Oh no! They look a bit leggy (that's a technical term I'm been told to use). My plan would be to find some more seeds and put 'em straight in the ground outside where you want them to pop up. I've planted some, but haven't been able to wrestle the camera away from you know who yet to take pictures. But I will. I'm a determined bear.


Casdok said...

Well done mum for doing the race!
Hope the sunflowers perk up!

Ms. Creek said...

I ended up planting mine deep in the soil because they are so spindly when you start them inside. Next year, I'm planting mine straight outside and not starting them in the house.

I don't think it was Bob's poo, jus the way they are!

I want to participate in the walk for life (ours was last weekend) but my foot still isn't up to it!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

No Cool Story,

Oh Lor!!!!!
THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Ah well this explaynes evrything!

Hav to get mor seeds, methinks, an start agen.


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


Leggy, huh?
Yes I think I'll do as yu say.... get mor seeds an put them strayte owtside. I think I'll go an do sum prospektin in the garden this arfternoon, pik my spot!

And ah yes, Yu ar kwite a determind Bear. Speshly considring bein vertikly challenged an all.

Nose hugs!


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...



I think weel start agen wiv new seeds. Never mind!

Mummy haz had hertin joints since the race, an Dilly haz be flashin the medal. She won't tayke it off.



B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Ms Creek,

Ah! Well yu liv an lern! I never knew they wud be spindly. I'll get sum mor an start agen owtside!!!

HUgs to yor fut! Hope itgets better soon!


Stanley said...

Hey, Bob!

BUmmer about the sunflowers. I do NOT have a green paw, so I have no idea what could be going on. I hope you don't have to start over, but if you do, I think it's a great idea to plant them straight in the ground. Why not?

Your mama and Dilly are VERY COOL for doing the race for life! I'd like to do that sometime with my girl, and run for my aunt Kelly. She's a cancer survivor and we all in GooberStan REALLY love her!

Goober love & smooches for you AND the sunflowers,

Pee Ess
I see Dilly DID put a bow on her flower pot. I thought for SURE that would help!

Asta said...

Bob and Dilly,I'm sos owwy I missed you in my photos of Blue's pawty..I must have been thwee sheets to the wind by the time you awwived and stopped taking pictoowes..I'm desolate ovew youw sunflowews ..I was wooting fow them..maybe they pwefew to be outside???
I'm not much of a gawdnew, ouw apawtment has no sun just nowth light, so I can't gwow much. don't give up..I'm suwe you'll figoowe it out!

Good fow youw Mum!!! WE can't help wight now,cause we'we supew bwoke..but we'we wif you in spiwit
smoochie kisses

Velvet Ginger (Rubye Jean) said...

They need to be separated and need to be planted outside if its warm enough. I enjoyed the pics of your cancer walk on Dilly's blog too...Wonderful that you all got to go.

i beati said...

Praise Mummy and Dilly . Take a few good ones and plant deeply in the pot or ground. Some real sturdy stems

A.Bananna said...

that is too bad they wilted...I would try to plant them outside and see if it helps. have a great week bob!

Turbo the Sibe said...

I don't know anything about sunflowers, but I do know that I like your hat!

bear said...

Oooooooooo! Wish I had space for a sunflower. Good luck. And whatever you do - keep Madame away from your sunflowers - she is the Death of Green Stuff!

Mima said...

Bob, so sorry to hear about your sunflowers, I am also trying to grow stuff, some of which is succeeding, and some is failing miserably!

Thanks for your concern, I'm afraid that I don't have a bear to look after me, but I do have a lovely black cat who needs lots of cuddling and spends her time looking after me instead!

CherryPie said...

I think it must have been the sudden heat that did it! The race for life looked like a lot of fun :-)

Meanie the baby dragon said...

Mee yike dat u ah waowin duh Kowboy hat mee sent u! U wook vewee handsum!

Helena said...




B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


I wor it in the foto speshly for yu! I knew yu wud notiss!! I've been warin it in the car laytely to keep the sun owt ov me eyes. It's grayte!



They reelly enjoyd the Race For Life an want to do it next yeer too!



Sorry to diskuver yor lak-ov-Bearness, but yes, cats ar kwite good carfterers. Mummy luvs them. Speshly wen sheez down. She cuddols them an sniffs their toze (weird!) an it maykes her smile :@D



the Death Of Green Stuff! HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!! Brillyant! HEHEHE!!!! Ah yu understand my sufferin perfickly.



Hey we sor a puppy dog husky the uther day an Daddy sed, "Hey! It's a Turbo!" Hehe! It's a grayte hat issent it? I rekkon wun like that wud reelly sooot yu!



Yey. Weev bort sum fresh seeds an I'm lookin for a good spot in the garden now...



Good idea! There issent much between unfortewnitly. But I sharnt abandun them compleetly. Bears don't do abandonin. I'll yewz sum new seeds but try plarntin the stem owt as well.



Thanks for the advice! I shud hav dun it yestday reelly. Raynin today. Our summer larstid a week!!!



I'm sorry we wer layte for the pawty! I don't mind not bein cort in the fotoes cos that way thare's no evidence ov wat I gotup to. HAHAHAHAHA!



My Grandad's a cancer survivor too Mummy had a tewmer a few yeers ago but it waz ok- it waz be-nine. But we all worreed for a wile thare.

Yes, Dilly put a bow on her pot. HA! I wunderd whare she had got that idea from!


Valentine and Lady said...

Dear Bob and Dilly,
It's not your fault, it is your soil! Your seeds are probably dying off from the terrible bacterial disease called "Damp Off." It's a bacteria in dirt that kills off all seedlinga. Yes, you can try saving the best, but not probably gonna happen.

The good news is, it doesn't take sunflower seeds long to come up again, but they need a good start with "soiless potting mix" or, better yet, "Seedstarter soil." These are both sterile soil used by container gardeners like us -- the Garden Gals (Teddy T. and Spaulding's wives and daughters, but we're the wives, a'cuz a properly written 'splanation is required!)

Also, before putting the soil into the pots, you need to sterilize the pots too, using hot soapy water and a little chlorine first. Scrub hard, a'cuz pots can be sneaky 'bout keeping their much loved soil. If'n you fear the pots are too hard to clean (self-watering pots have a bunch of crevices that are impossible to reach), use new pots.

Now, of course, bear or crocogator fertilizer is good for the soil, so that's not the cause. (Our hubbies have been fertilizing everything for us now. We had to stop them from fertilizing their own grill at one point!)

Don't worry 'bout starting over. We just started sowing our sunflowers last week, and we still have plans to grow smaller ones, (Teddy Bear Sunflowers) too, so we know there is plenty of time left in the gardening season to sow more seeds.

Hope we helpeded!

Your Lucky Gnome-Magic Gardening Gals,
Valentine T. and Lady T. Bears