Morpeth is looking its blooming best as it vies to retain its environmental crown.
Hanging baskets have been installed on businesses throughout the town as part of the Chamber of Trade’s contribution to Northumbria In Bloom.
This year a total of 175 chamber baskets have been erected. It is down from 222 last year due to extra watering costs and some pubs providing their own.
Northumbria In Bloom judges will arrive in town for a summer inspection on Monday.