Massive sunflower reaches for the sky

WHEN youngsters returned to the nursery at Murrayfield school at the end of the summer holidays this month, they found their three-foot sunflower had grown into this 10-foot plus monster!The triffid-like plant grew like topsy during August - despite having no care or attention during the holiday.

WHEN youngsters returned to the nursery at Murrayfield school at the end of the summer holidays this month, they found their three-foot sunflower had grown into this 10-foot plus monster!

The triffid-like plant grew like topsy during August - despite having no care or attention during the holiday.

Nursery nurse Anne Berry said: “It's not even one we planted. It's a self-sown sunflower from last year - the ones we planted look weedy by comparison!

“The children watered and cared for it last term, but nothing happened during the holidays and it's shot up - we're all astonished by it,” she added.