Sunflower Challenge winners announced

Annual competition
Annual competition
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How does your garden grow? Absolutely massive, if these blooms are anything to go by.

Frances and Catherine Molineux have taken first place in the Gazette’s annual Sunflower Challenge, run with Alnwick in Bloom. Their sunflowers, at Church Terrace, Shilbottle, reached a towering 10ft 5in.

Winners Frances and Catherine Molineux of Shilbottle with their 10ft 5in flowers.

Winners Frances and Catherine Molineux of Shilbottle with their 10ft 5in flowers.

Second was Isaac Atkinson, 9ft 10.5in, at High Cottages, Wooperton; third Carly Hope, 9ft 10in, Swarland Terrace, Red Row; and runners-up Reece Hope, 9ft 8in, Swarland Terrace, Red Row; Eleanor Baker, 8ft 11in, at Alnwick Way, Amble; and Indira and Amalia Baker, 8ft 10.5in, at Dunstan.

The winner receives a £25 voucher, second £15 and third £10. The runners-up get £5 vouchers.