Running since early May, the Robinsons SKODA Sunflower Competition has been sweeping the region, as competitors throughout Norfolk battled it out to grow the tallest sunflower.
Open to competitors of all ages, the Norwich based dealership teamed up with Highways Garden Centre throughout the summer to encourage local residents to get out in the garden, looking after the sunflowers the best they could to win an Apple iPad.
Promoting the event through social media, and numerous weekend events at the Garden Centre, the team at Robinsons were extremely pleased to see so many enter the tough summer challenge.
Following the success of the green-fingers entrants as they posted pictures of their sunflowers online, competition was tight as the final day of submission reared its head, calling all to enter their tallest measurements.
Stepping up to the mark, local resident Suzanne Weinert from Framinglam Earl, took the winning position, with an impressive sunflower reaching 3.15 metres on the final deadline day. Helped by her family to tend after the many stalks, she was extremely pleased to win.
“My daughter Millie helped water and measure the sunflowers as they grew,” she explained. “I’ve grown sunflowers before but never this tall, so we’re really pleased.”
Winning an Apple iPad Air 2, Suzanne plans to share it amongst her family, with her daughter set to find it most useful having just started at high school.
Having already shot up another 2 feet since the deadline day, Suzanne’s garden still shines brightly with the summer flowers, which she is now free to enjoy for the remainder of the warmer months.
Congratulated by the team at Robinsons SKODA on Tuesday 13th September, Robinsons continue to pass on their compliments.
Robinsons SKODA Dealer Principal, Terry Holman, added: “The competition has been great, with many existing customers and local residents taking part throughout the summer. We’ve had people popping in to collect their seeds, or simply visiting Highways Garden Centre to join in.
“We had both the SKODA Citigo and Octavia sign written with the competition details, which definitely made them get noticed at other events we’ve been involved in across the city. I hope Suzanne and her family enjoy their prize.”