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

October 18th, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

Dean Hood's winning sunflower entry - a sunflower head being measured across with a white tape measure, showing 15 inches

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!

Kev's 2nd place sunflower entry - a sunflower head being measured across with a white tape measure, showing 15 inches

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.”

Jon's 3rd place sunflower entry - a sunflower head being measured across with a white tape measure, showing 14 1/2 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 www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.

Grow the Biggest Sunflower Head with Mr Fothergill’s and BBC Children in Need

March 26th, 2019 | Competitions, News | 0 Comments

Grow the Biggest Sunflower Head with Mr Fothergill's and BBC Children in Need

Calling all sunflower growers!

Now that spring is in the air, why not have a go at growing one of the UK’s favourite flowers and enter our competition to grow the biggest sunflower head.

Sunflowers are easy to grow, so it’s also the perfect challenge for children – they can challenge their friends or get their school involved.

How to Enter

The competition is open to anyone and any type of sunflower can be grown, but we would recommend Mr Fothergill’s Sunflower Pudsey (RRP £1.99) – for each packet sold, Mr Fothergill’s will donate 30p to BBC Children in Need. You could also turn the challenge into a fundraising event for BBC Children in Need – take a look at their website for loads of great ways of doing this here.

You have until 30th September 2019 to grow and measure your sunflower. Post us a picture on Facebook or Twitter of your flower head with proof of its size – use a tape measure to show the width of the flower head, not including the petals.

  Grow the Biggest Sunflower Head with Mr Fothergill's &  BBC Children in Need

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the 3 largest sunflower heads.

Mr Fothergill’s Top Tip

For larger sunflower heads, try applying a feed and water well only once the flower head starts to appear. And of course, you could always try talking and singing to it! We’d love to hear your own tips – share on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #SunflowerTips.

Good luck, and happy growing!

The Prizes

  • 1st prize: £50 worth of Mr Fothergill’s seeds
  • 2nd prize: £30 worth of Mr Fothergill’s seeds
  • 3rd prize: £20 worth of Mr Fothergill’s seeds

The Rules

  • The winners will be chosen after the competition closes at midnight on 30 September 2019.
  • There are three prizes.
  • The 3 largest sunflower heads will be chosen based on the photos submitted proving their size. The judge’s decision is final.
  • There is no cash alternative, the prize is non-transferable and may not be substituted by the winner.
  • If you are not the sunflower grower and the photo you submit is not your photo, we reserve the right to disqualify you – only your own picture of your own flower please!

Mr Fothergill’s Sunflower Pudsey (RRP £1.99) is available from selected garden retailers and Homebase stores, and online at www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.