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Giant sunflowers bring cheer to children and charities

Squire’s Garden Centres gave away packs of sunflower seeds to children last April, and asked them to see how tall their sunflowers could grow. With a little love and a useful growing guide from Squire’s, many gardens across the South East now contain beautiful yellow cheery sunflowers.


But whose sunflower grew the tallest? Pictures have been flooding into Squire’s, and we can reveal that the winner of the tallest sunflower is Lily Brown from Basingstoke, whose sunflower grew to a whopping 3.8 meters tall!


Lily (above centre) has received a £100 Squire’s Gift Card, and two runners up, Katie McHale (above left) from Bracknell and Tom Brown (above right) from Basingstoke, whose sunflowers were not far behind Lily’s at 3.74m and 3.7m tall, have each received a £50 Squire’s Gift Card.


Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres said; “Congratulations to our winners and to all those who entered the competition. I really hope everyone enjoyed growing their sunflowers. The heights they reached are truly impressive!  And thanks to our customers for helping us to raise £2,562.21 for numerous local charities, from the change you donated in return for your sunflower seeds. A fantastic effort by all.”


However, Lily, Katie and Tom have some way to go to beat the Guinness World Record for the tallest sunflower, which was a massive 9.17m and was grown by Hans-Peter Schiffer in Germany in August 2014!

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