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Your having a Giraffe...Green fingered grandmother reaches for the sky with her enormous blooms.
A new variety of sunflower that is guaranteed to grow to at least 17ft tall has been bred for British gardens by a pensioner Victoria Wakefield who has spent over 30 years developing it.
Green-fingered Victoria Wakefield has cultivated the towering species Helianthus Giraffe by selecting the seeds of the tallest sunflower from a crop and growing them on the following year.
She repeated the process over three decades until the sunflower consistently grew to a height of 17ft.
The seeds are available at garden centres now.