GREEN-fingered residents were celebrating some blooming good work at awards showcasing the best gardens on display within the town.

The annual Ludgershall In Bloom competition has taken place to celebrate the colourful and creative patches cultivated by residents and businesses found throughout the town.

First place winner was John McConnell BEM, whose whimsical outdoor oasis captured the judge’s heart immediately.

Catherine Allan from Ludgershall Town Council said: “I had never seen anything so fantastic. “Everything was filled up with something. There were teapots and kettles used as planters and glass bottles that were painted in different colours.

“If you’re in Ludgershall you really need to go and see it.”

In previous years, the winner was decided by town councillors, but this year an independent judge choose the winner from those who had registered for the competition.

The second place prize was awarded to Alan and Vanessa Dixon, whose hanging baskets in red, white and blue were commended. Third place went to Mrs Vanda Flippence and her brilliant vegetable patch.