Suttons Seeds ran a competition in conjunction with South West in Bloom this year. We supplied schools with some free Sunflower Giraffe seeds and challenged them to grow the tallest. The prize on offer was the height of the tallest sunflower in standing £1 coins. The winning school was Combe Down Primary School from Bath with a sunflower that reached 315 cms, Suttons Seeds presented them with a cheque for £160 this week.
The gardening club at Combe Down Primary School is run by teaching assistant Joan Pearce …. Joan says
‘The year I was working in this was year 1 and we were studying the topic
of growing so when your seeds arrived every child (60) planted a sunflower and
then we transplanted them out into a sunny spot in our school garden. The
children took it in turns to water them all through the summer and we managed
to grow quite a few including the winning one. I also run a very busy gardening
club every week and we grow a lot of fruit, vegetables and flowers and we
compete in Bath in Bloom each year, winning a Bronze award this year. Its been
a great honour to win this award and we look forward to growing the sunflowers
again next year….thank you !!’ Joan
I think you can all agree Giraffe really is an eye opener when it comes to tall sunflowers …. we all love it !!
Giraffe Seeds can be bought from Suttons for £2.99 per pack of 15 seeds