Budding gardeners still have time to join the Gazette’s Sunflower Challenge.
Seeds for the Giant Russian blooms are available for youngsters, aged under 16, to pick up, plant and grow their own monster flower. School sare also being encouraged to take part.
This year, we also want you to send us pictures of your seedlings as well as the finished product to show us how well you have done.
The seeds have been donated by Alnwick in Bloom, which will also be supplying prizes for the tallest sunflowers. Once the competition closes, on August 31, the blooms will be judged by Alnwick in Bloom.
Pick up your seeds now from the Gazette office on Bondgate Without, Alnwick.