FLOWERS were out in full force for this year's Hook in Bloom event.

On Sunday, 9 September, competitors and green-fingered visitors packed out Hook Community Centre to see the entries for the Hook Flower and Produce 2018.

North East Hampshire Ranil Jayawardena presented rosettes to the show winners in the many garden and produce based categories.

Hook in Bloom project leader Sue Hinton said: “The Flower and Produce Show is a wonderful community event, we had so many lovely comments from villagers and people who do the show circuit that we really must continue with the initiative.

"It has been a challenging gardening year weather wise but we still saw wonderful entries for the Hook in Bloom competition and had even more contestants for the Flower & Produce Show."

Hook in Bloom is a volunteer run initiative, which is supported by Hook Parish Council, Hook Village Halls Charitable Association, Hook Allotments Association and has received funding from the Tesco BagsforHelp initiative, Hampshire CC Councillor Devolved Budget, de Jager bulbs and Hook’s Hortus Loci horticultural company.