Mr Fothergill’s Announces Prize Winning Sunflower Head – Measuring as Big as a Steering Wheel…

Over the summer, Mr Fothergill’s ran a competition to grow the largest sunflower head. The competition was open to anyone and any type of sunflower could be grown. Entrants were asked to take a picture of their sunflower head and upload to Facebook and Twitter with evidence of the size. Over 70 entries were received and the results were impressive!

Measuring 15 ½ inches, the winning entry came from Dean who has won £50 worth of Mr Fothergill’s seeds. He said “I’m amazed I won! There were some great sunflower heads entered. This prize will not just benefit me but lots of others too!”

In a close 2nd place, Kev’s entry measured 15 inches and 3rd spot went to Jon with 14 ½ inches who remarked “After carefully growing all summer, battling with hungry slugs, wind and extensive watering, I am really pleased that my sunflower has achieved 3rd prize in the Mr Fothergill’s competition.”

Dean’s 1st place sunflower (15½ inches)
Kev’s 2nd place sunflower (15 inches)
Jon’s 3rd place sunflower (14½ inches)
Ian Cross, Mr Fothergill’s retail marketing manager commented “We were delighted with the number of people who took part in our competition – it’s always encouraging to see gardeners getting involved and great to see the results. Well done to all the winners.”
Mr Fothergill’s offers a wide range of sunflowers, including Sunflower Pudsey (RRP £1.99) where 30p from each packet sold will benefit BBC Children in Need. Mr Fothergill’s range of seeds is available from selected garden retailers and online at

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