A resident at The Orchards in Thornbury has won Linden Homes’ tallest sunflower competition, although his impressive 3.1m submission didn’t quite beat the world record of 9.17m!A resident at The Orchards in Thornbury has won Linden Homes’ tallest sunflower competition, although his impressive 3.1m submission didn’t quite beat the world record of 9.17m!
Launched during National Gardening Week in the spring, Linden Homes ran a competition for its residents to see who could grow the tallest sunflower. The winner, Ed Goodeve-Docker, a relationship manager, commented: “I thought I’d enter for a bit of fun but couldn’t believe it when the sunflower kept growing and I had to get a ladder to measure it! My garden is south west facing and it obviously provided the perfect conditions for it to grow. I definitely advise growing lots in close proximity and I’m going to spend my voucher on a few things for the house and the kids – not on more sunflower seeds as a few people have suggested!”
Natasha Palmer, regional sales manager for Linden Homes, explained: “We thought it would be a great idea to hold a sunflower competition amongst our homeowners, as we have a lot of keen gardeners and children living at our developments. We supplied them with the seeds and the race was on – a huge well done to Ed!”
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