Residents at a care home are celebrating after winning an annual gardening competition.

Colne House, in Station Road, were crowned winners of Kingsley Healthcare's Kingsley in Bloom competition earlier this month.

Pitting all 29 Kingsley's homes across the country against each other, the competition challenged residents and staff to enhance their gardens.

The winner was chosen by Daya and Sumi Thayan, co-founders of the Suffolk based business, and operations director Debbie McGovern.

Colne House devised a campfire theme with a planted campfire plot centrepiece.

Sue Moreby, deputy manager at Colne House, said: "Everyone was so excited when they learned we had won.

"Staff, residents and their families had been asking about the result every day."

The home used a colourful mix of flowers for their display, including marigolds, petunias, fuchsias and busy lizzies.

Mrs Moreby said: “All the staff have been involved in the planting, including our maintenance man Jason Lowe who took care of the building side of it.

“Residents grew some of the plants from seed and helped to plant them, along with family members.”

As a prize for coming first in the competition, the home received £250 which will be put towards further garden improvements.

Ms McGovern said: “Staff and residents in all our homes made a fantastic effort in what was our first In Bloom competition.

"Judging was really difficult and every home deserves a lot of credit.”