22 Jul 2019 12:44
Published by: Daniel Almond


Sunflowers are one of the most exciting plants to grow, reaching several metres tall in some cases, and providing giant, colourful blooms as well as seeds that the birds love. Now Daisy Hill in Bloom, a group of volunteers who look after the environment in their neighbourhood, are looking for the best sunflowers grown in the area.

If you are growing sunflowers in the BL5 area and think yours may be in with a chance, either as the tallest or the most beautiful, you can email a picture of your entry to including your name and address. If the sunflower has been grown by a child the entry should mention their age. And if you think you have the tallest, give the height from soil to the base of the flower.

One of the Daisy Hill in Bloom committee members, Veronica Swinburne, said “Growing sunflowers is a great introduction to gardening for youngsters, even if they don’t reach championship heights. We’d love to hear from anyone who has enjoyed growing sunflowers this summer. We are a local group and only people in the BL5 area are eligible for prizes, so we know they all had the same growing conditions.”

Garden-related prizes will be awarded in early September.

Daisy Hill in Bloom is a voluntary group supported by funding from Westhoughton Town Council. More information is available at and on the Daisy Hill in Bloom Facebook page.


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