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Sunflower Giraffe Competition

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Win the Height of your Sunflower Giraffe in £coins!

To celebrate 2015 being the Year of the Sunflower we’d like to invite all our customers to take part in a competition to see who can grow the tallest sunflower Giraffe and to win £££’s. Sunflowers are so easy to grow and such a great favourite with children and wildlife that we’re hoping a bumper number of you will wish to take part.The sunflower we’d like you to grow for the competition is the fabulous new variety Giraffe. Aptly named this is possibly the tallest sunflower ever bred and we’re delighted to say that it is exclusive to Suttons, you cannot buy it anywhere else.

British bred by Victoria Wakefield this amazing sunflower is truly a giant amongst giants. Victoria developed Giraffe over a 30-year period by repeatedly selecting and crossing the seeds of the tallest sunflowers. The result? Possibly the tallest sunflower ever, consistently reaching 15 – 17ft and higher. Well done Victoria!

Once she was confident with the seed Victoria set about producing it commercially and this was achieved via a production farm in Africa where the seeds were mass grown for the British market. Having been bred and developed by Victoria at her home in Hampshire Sunflower Giraffe is perfect for the British climate.

So, how does Sunflower Giraffe manage to grow so tall? Quite simply it flowers later than most other sunflowers and so has more time to put its energy into growing. From seeds sown in April Sunflower Giraffe will flower in August, by which time it will have reached a neck aching height of 15ft or higher.

There are 2 ways to get hold of Sunflower Giraffe. You can either buy a packet of seed on its own or you buy our Sunflower Giraffe Propagator Kit and get them off to a flying start. Just remember, you can only buy Sunflower Giraffe from Suttons.

For every packet of Sunflower Giraffe sold Suttons will donate 30p to Greenfingers, the charity that creates magical gardens for children’s hospices. To date Greenfingers has created 43 gardens across the UK – each carefully designed to provide a therapeutic natural environment for families to enjoy special moments together.

If you’d like to take part in our competition then please click here for details.

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Our Suttons Blog comes from Lis Wallace, Head of Customer Service here at Suttons since 2002. Living on the edge of Dartmoor Lis has a large and “somewhat tricky” garden split across several levels but with the bonus of a stream tumbling through and a large, fertile veg patch. Across the blog Lis will share some of the knowledge she has gained over the years from her father, from working at Suttons and also from her own trial and error. Storm the Jack Russell is bound to chip in now and then. That’s what terriers do!

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