Ferndown in Bloom’s Tallest Sunflower competition sponsored jointly by Haskins Garden Centre at Longham and mags4dorset produced some incredible entries.
Some were spindly, some were flower-heavy and some were like Jack’s beanstalk and disappeared into the sky. The winning entry measured a massive 13’ 8” and was nurtured by Val Briggs and her husband Doug. “It’s the second time we’ve entered and we really watered the sunflowers well and fed them. We are learning more as we go along,” said Val.
She and Doug are passionate about their garden, so it’s not surprising that Val has taken four prizes in this year’s Ferndown in Bloom as well as becoming the overall winner of the competition.