Girls sow seeds for the sun

PUBLISHED: 12:37 03 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:45 31 May 2010

Susan Saunders with her daughters Natalie and Zara - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Susan Saunders with her daughters Natalie and Zara - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

A GREEN fingered family from Sawston have grown two blooming great sunflowers in their garden. Susan Saunders and her two daughters, Zara, five, Natalie, four, are amazed that two of the 20 seeds they planted in late spring have rocketed to an astonishing

A GREEN fingered family from Sawston have grown two blooming great sunflowers in their garden.

Susan Saunders and her two daughters, Zara, five, Natalie, four, are amazed that two of the 20 seeds they planted in late spring have rocketed to an astonishing 11 feet tall.

Mrs Saunders said: "I wanted to encourage the children to get outside and enjoy the garden so we decided to plant some sunflower seeds that we bought at the supermarket together.

"We couldn't believe it when two of them just kept growing and growing and they are truly impressive.

"The children love them and always ask to sit having their dinner where they can stare at them."

The family were concerned that their incredible sunflowers may get damaged in the recent stormy weather, so they are delighted that the plants are still standing.

"We were worried that they would take a bit of a battering in the rain and the thunder, but it's lovely to see them still standing proud and tall," said

Mrs Saunders.

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