While I was bragging at work about my super-sized sunflowers, my boss mentioned that his partner had grown a bumper crop too. He had to nick back to fix a runnaway downpipe, and measured them while he was there. Three metres tall! I had to go and see them for myself. And here they are.
These are not even the Giant variety. They are the multi-headed ones, that don't usually grow very big at all. And they haven't flowered yet!
My tallest measured in at 214cm, (just over 7ft). Ok, so I grew the third biggest sunnies in the world.
Here are some shots with Sandra and Richard. I was also blown away by the echinaceas. Not sure if you can see how big they are, but they're just gorgeous.