Littleham youngsters' sunflower growing proves a tall order

SUNFLOWERS planted by a group of Littleham youngsters have beaten the summer's wet weather and look set to grow to dizzying heights.

SUNFLOWERS planted by a group of Littleham youngsters have beaten the summer's wet weather and look set to grow to dizzying heights.

The competition to grow the tallest sunflower was organised by police community support officer Nikki Payne, who drafted in the help of youngsters living in Berry Close.

Poor weather conditions looked set to hamper the plants' growth, but the children's enthusiasm refused to be dampened and last weekend a measuring ceremony and picnic took place.

Growing the winning bloom was Amy Wyatt, with Alice Burton, whose plant was only marginally smaller, announced as runner-up.


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PCSO Nikki Payne, who presented the prizes, said: "With the support of Exmouth B and Q, the group went out on the grass and planted their seeds in pots.

"Sadly, the poor weather conditions this summer have not helped the plants to grow as quickly as they may have liked.

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"All of the plants clearly had a lot of growing to do and the September sun should see some flowers blooming too.

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