Hello flower, when did you get to grower taller than me?
Seemingly overnight the sunflowers have shot up and there's a look of amazement on Sauma's face as she discovers her favourite flower has suddenly outstripped her.
With tender loving care our plants, like our kids, just keep on growing, and, with every centimetre, they take our children (and our gardeners) on a magical voyage of discovery.
When Kelvin , watering the border outside Sue's office, sees Sauma is he asks her to lend a hand and she takes over to give our smiley sunflowers a welcome drink.
Not too much, Sauma, or you'll be needing a rope ladder tomorrow!
*The sunflower seeds, like many others, were among packets kindly sent out by friends in the UKin a response to an appeal this summer. Now is a great time to look for end-of-summer sale seed bargains (vegetables and flowers) which we would be only too happy to receive ... and they are light to post out too.
So if you would like to send some the address is: Sue Hayward's Happy house, PO Box 796, Watamu, Kenya, East Africa.