Thompson & Morgan sunflower competition

There are two weeks left to enter the Thompson & Morgan sunflower competition, with photo entries coming in for the UK?s tallest sunflower and a winning prize of ?1,000.

To give gardeners the longest season to produce a winner, the competition is open until Friday 23 October. Any plant photographed and entered must be kept in situ where they are grown in order for winning entries to be verified ? even if the plant has dried out and died.

The mail order horticultural specialist expects good uptake, having sold 15,899 packets of sunflower seeds in 2015 across 30 varieties. Further widening scope, the winning entry doesn?t have to be grown from a Thompson & Morgan seed. Any variety from any supplier can be entered, but the seed expert expects to see its latest introduction, ?Tall Timbers? F1, feature among the finalists. This hybrid form of ?Russian Giant? offers improved vigour and more chance of growing a record breaker than its parent line, reaching 4m with no special care.

To qualify, photo entries must include the whole plant from soil level to the top of the flower and growers must pose alongside their plant to give an idea of scale ? they will also need to state their height and the height of the plant. For full terms and conditions, visit:

Thompson & Morgan expects to have a winner announced by 15 November, depending on the location of the finalists, meaning the lucky winner of ?1,000 will receive their prize in time for Christmas.

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