Barry Kyle has won first prize in our annual pot plant competition.
His garden in Adair Terrace, Mill Road, Chopwell, was deemed the best of dozens of entries received in the highly contested competition.
Mr Kyle, who receives £50 worth of gardening vouchers, said: “I was thrilled and very honoured when I discovered I had won the competition as I know it is popular and that people submit so many great entries.
“I like to do a bit in the garden at least every day as it is easier to keep on top of things and I get good support from my wife Ann, who clears up after me!”
Second prize went to Bill Jackson, of Bay Court, Ushaw Moor, Durham, while third prize was shared between Karl and Patricia Kavanagh, of Joseph Patterson Crescent, Dean Bank, Ferryhill, and Edward McKeown, of Elizabeth Court, Pittington. The runners-up each receive £25 worth of vouchers.
DAMHA Chief Executive Paul Mullis said: “It gets harder and harder to judge the competition because the standard of entries is so high, and this year was certainly no exception.
“It’s pleasing that so many people enter the competition and it demonstrates the pride they have in the home.
“We would like to thank all those that entered the competition for all their hard work and dedication to making their gardens and homes look so nice.”