THIS year’s annual Prudhoe in Bloom awards were particularly memorable for resident Diane Hull.

Mrs Hull, who lives on Maple Grove, won the awards for both the best front and rear garden in the town at the awards ceremony, which celebrates the achievement’s of the town’s green-fingered residents.

Elsewhere at the awards, which took place at the parish hall on Saturday, Adrian Porter won the award for the town’s best hanging basket, while the Red Brick House care home won the best community project.

The best business award went to restaurant and tea room Balls of Prudhoe while the best school went to Highfield Middle School.

The award was accepted by former Highfield pupil Megan Armstrong, who was a great supporter of gardening activities during her time at the school and pupil Louis Popov.

The top awards were rounded off by the best church garden, which was retained by last year’s winner, Prudhoe Methodist Church.

The awards were presented by the town’s mayor, Coun. Tracy Gilmore, who was impressed by the quality of entries.

Coun. Gilmore said: “It was a fantastic day, as it is every year. There were more entries this year than last.

“It’s a really remarkable thing that people go out and take so much care of their patch. There was some stunning displays, they are beautiful.

“You have young children getting out and gardening with their grandparents. It’s a nice thing that everyone can get involved with.”