Owen’s growing great

Owen Butroid with his sunflowers.
Owen Butroid with his sunflowers.
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Five-year-old Owen Butroid proudly shows off the sunflowers he has grown in his grandad’s allotment.

His grandma Sylvia Lorimer, of Victoria Crescent, Alnwick, said: “They may not be the tallest but the flower heads are huge and Owen is very proud of them.”

There’s just time to enter the Gazette Sunflower Challenge.

The closing date is tomorow so get out that tape measure and camera and take a picture of your prize plant.

Send your entries to northumberland.gazette@northeast-press.co.uk or post them to Northumberland Gazette, 32 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1PN.

The annual competition to grow the tallest sunflower is open to under-16s, with prizes sponsored by Alnwick in Bloom.