Harpenden Brownie reaches for the sky with sunflower

Alex Batchelor

Alex Batchelor - Credit: Archant

Size proved no obstacle for a little Brownie who grew an award-winning sunflower measuring more than 11 feet.

Alex Batchelor, of 1st Harpenden Brownies, won the competition for the tallest sunflower held as part of Harpenden in Bloom 2015, with a specimen verified by Harpenden Town Council at reaching a staggering 3.42m (11ft 3ins).

She was presented with a certificate and medal for her achievement by Town Mayor Brian Ellis at a special ceremony held at Park Hall last week.

Meanwhile Christina Moss won the best front garden award in the same competition, the same day her husband Stephen picked up a gold award in the South Harpenden Allotment Society competition.