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04/08/16<br />
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The sun may have already set for many of these “seedy” politicians, but that doesn't stop gardener Ralph Beresford from giving his favourite blooms a helping hand to become the tallest sunflower in Derbyshire.<br />
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The 70-year-old planted the flowers in early March and named each one after politicians, adding a mug shot and a pair of eyes to each bright yellow head in the front garden of his bungalow in Belper.<br />
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He said it was his 10-year-old grandson Jamie’s idea to pick politicians as this year’s theme.<br />
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“I started doing this as a bit of fun, about ten years ago, and Jamie started to help me as soon as he was old enough.<br />
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“We’ve done all sorts of themes, including the Commonwealth Games, Harry Potter, the Queen’s 90th birthday and the Olympic games.<br />
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“But this year we thought we’d do the politicians as they’ve all been in the news so much.<br />
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“Boris Johnson is definitely winning the race so far, he’s around 12ft now, but Theresa May is hot on his heels in second place, closely followed by Diane Abbott.<br />
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“But Jeremy Hunt is on his way out, it looks like he’ll be the first to go to seed.”<br />
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