Sunflower seeds for primary schools in Herstmonceux

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A Herstmonceux plant nursery is offering free sunflower seeds to primary schools.

Perfect Plants Ltd is offering the seeds in a bid to get children gardening and interested in growing plants.

A spokesman for the nursery said: “Growing things inspires children to engage with nature, helps them to understand science and is a great way to integrate learning maths, reading, writing and much more. Who would have thought something so simple could hold so much excitement – and it’s all free.

“It gives them a great, healthy start to life and provides tremendous fun too.”

The nursery is giving away a primary school pack of free seeds and instructions for growing sunflowers.

The spokesman continued: “They are the perfect garden plant, easy to grow with magnificent flowers that last for several weeks. Their huge, sunny faces appeal to all ages and they are great as cut flowers, a magnet for pollinating insects and they also feed the birds too.”

The seeds are garden giants which are perfect for a sunflower competition.

Schools interested in the offer should email Perfect Plants Ltd at: info@perfectplants.co.uk giving them your school name, address, contact details and number of pupils.

You can also telephone 01323 833479.

Perfect Plants is an online supplier of plants including bulbs, bedding, perennials, shrubs and trees, in addition to garden equipment, furniture and garden-related gifts.

The nursery is not open to the public but welcomes enquiries by email and telephone.