Tubs and baskets spilling over with colourful blooms have earned the Unicorn pub top prize in Aylsham in Bloom’s 2018 traders’ competition.
It’s a second triumph for the Hungate Street pub, which also won the Outstanding Floral Display plaque in 2016.
The impressive displays, set against the pink pub walls, are the work of Sue and Will Frazer who run the Unicorn.
There were 35 entries for the competition and Richard’s Hair Design, on Blofield Loke, was runner-up. Judge Steven Downes congratulated the winners on their wide variety of plants and the fact that they had kept displays well watered and dead-headed.
He asked that The Dog Stop and Broadland Consultants should receive highly commended certificates.
Coxfords butcher, on Market Place, won the Inside Out prize, with Bonds Chip Shop, on Red Lion Street, as runners up. Highly commended certificates went to Budgens and the Aylsham and District Ex-Servicemen’s Social Club.
Wendy Sadler, chairman of Aylsham in Bloom, praised all those who had entered the competition.
“The colours and vibrancy, plus the wittiness of some displays, benefit the town’s appearance and make people smile,” she added.
Anglia in Bloom judges visited the town last month and the town will hear in September whether it has won a prize in the regional competition.
Shirree Russell, who works at The Unicorn, with some of the pub’s floral displays.