Whilst sunflowers are certainly not uncommon in the UK – lots of gardens in my village currently have their towering, yellow faces pearing over fences and up the sides of walls – a whole field of them came as quite a surprise!
A month ago I was lucky to have visited Tuscany – something that had been on my ‘list of things to do’ for a very long time. Driving from Pisa airport their were acres of sunflowers, on both sides of the road, stretching for miles into the distance. Sadly, on an auto-route, we couldn’t slam on the brakes and stop for me to take photos (although I did suggest it 2 or 3 times!). Imagine my surprise when driving back from Chichester yesterday when I saw a field of them, growing in our very own West Sussex. Who needs Tuscany….?