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Sunflower a tall order
9:00am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
PEEKING above fences, a family’s mammoth sunflower has been attracting attention.
Mother-of-three Keeley Harris said they were astonished when they measured the flower to find it had grown to 12- and-a-half feet.
Miss Harris said she wondered if the flower, planted by her daughters Alanna and Lyla, nine and eight, and five-yearold son Zack was the biggest in the town.
The 29-year-old, from Malvern Link, said: “Everyday we can see it is getting bigger and it doesn’t seem to have stopped growing.
“We live on the Malvern Vale development and people have commented that they can see it by Dyson Perrins.
“It has been lovely over the summer holidays because the children have been going out and checking to see if it has been getting any bigger.”
Miss Harris said she thought good soil and plenty of sunshine was the key to it growing.
But while it is no doubt very tall, it has some way to go to beat the Guinness World Record holder – 27ft in Kaarst, Germany.
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