GREEN-fingered Keith Crumplin has just won the Hart Housing Association award for plants in containers and baskets for the third year in a row - and this year his four grandchildren took prizes too.

Mr Crumplin, a 66-year-old retired lorry driver from Manor Park Drive, Yateley, lost his wife Vera 18 months ago.

"The family decided we would keep the garden up in her memory because she loved it," he told the Star.

The grandchildren each planted a sunflower in the garden and two of them took first and second prize -although Mr Crumplin doesn't know which of them came up trumps.

Keith suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and believes the garden is excellent therapy - "I thought that if I didn't do something I would seize up," he says.

Keith is pictured with his daughters Teresa Paine (left) and Nicola Vokes, who both live in Farnborough. In the foreground (l to r) are Amy Vokes (6), Zoë Paine (7), Andrew Payne (9) and little Lee Vokes (3).