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.
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.