Four more youngsters have entered their sunflowers in a bid to be crowned the Gazette’s champion grower.
The blooms have been planted in various gardens and allotments around north Northumberland as part of our Sunflower Challenge.
The deadline for entries has now been extended until 5pm on Monday for anyone else who thinks their monster plant is the biggest and best.
This week, we have seen a 10-foot bloom from Jayden Grieve and Riley Whightman at Park View in Alnwick, while Matthew Saunders also grew a 10-foot sunflower in his granddad’s garden in Glover’s Green in the town.
In Widdrington, Olivia Robertson has grown a 12-foot whopper at her home in the Gables.
Matthew Hedley’s bloom has reached the dizzying heights of 11ft 8in at his grandma and granddad’s garden in King Street, Seahouses.
The youngsters are now all in the running to take the Gazette’s Sunflower Champion crown.
Once the competition ends next week, judges will go out and measure all the entires to find out who has grown the biggest bloom.
The winners will be announced at a special prize-giving ceremony at Alnwick Garden later this month.
Prizes have kindly been provided by Alnwick in Bloom, which also donated sunflower seeds for the competition.
The top-three growers will each receive a voucher for WHSmith and there will also be prizes for runner-ups.
To be in with a chance of winning, send us a picture of you with your bloom as well as your age, address and where you grew it – and, most importantly, how tall it is.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday.