CHILDREN were amazed when a Clydebank gardener gifted them gigantic pumpkins.

Youngsters and staff at Whitecrook Early Learning and Childcare Centre and Our Holy Redeemer Primary are planning on planting the seeds and growing their own pumpkins for next year.

Davy Holt, who grew the fruit, told the Post: “It was clear that they were too big for a normal household, so I thought a nursery or a school might be interested in them – I just didn’t expect the interest they attracted.

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“It was a fantastic reaction; The staff and more so the kids in the nursery were amazed with the size and the fact that it took two of us to carry the big one in to Whitecrook Nursery.”

This was Davy’s first attempt at giant pumpkins, having grown regular sized ones last year.

He said he didn’t treat the plants any differently from his other crops but has set himself a challenge to see how big he can get them next year.