Sunflower Competition – The Results

This is the moment of truth!The Sunflower Seed-heads were collected yesterday between 10am -12noon with 14 entries received. Thanks go to all members who submitted their ‘best’ specimen.The three largest seed-heads were – in order of largest first.
1st   Gerard Simpson (Oswaldkirk) – Circumference 1001 millimetres (see photo below)2nd  Eric Stainthorpe (Oswaldkirk)  – Circumference   724  millimetres3rd   Helen Dobson (Ampleforth)     – Circumference   720 millimetres
The £10 winners prize goes to Gerard Simpson

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Editors Note – 1001 millimetres is just over 1 metre Gerard has not yet divulged his winning Sunflower Competition growing secrets but there is rumour that he has received offers from Gardeners World.  
Many thanks to Shirley and Andy Halliwell who helped yours truly with the measuring and to Lot Doucet who facilitated our event at the Ampleforth Village Hall environs plus coffee and biscuits. Members who entered the competition will receive a copy of the full list of entrants with the measurements of all submitted seed-heads in due course.