Joe Robinson's trophy winning garden displays are all the more impressive because he is blind.
Joe completely lost his sight twenty years ago because of an eye condition, but he refused to give up on his hobby.
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North Tyneside gardeners who won awards for sprucing up their street have said they have been asked to remove hundreds of pots because of health and safety concerns.
For the last six years people living in Rockcliffe Avenue, Whitley Bay, have nurtured hundreds of plants in front of their homes.
Last year they won first place in the North Tyneside in Bloom contest in the community category for their planters.
However, following a complaint, the council investigated and said the planters are causing an obstruction of the highway.
It said the individual pots should be replaced with standard containers which "comply with the safety requirements."
Michael Kelley has looked after most of the plants on the street and has vowed to fight the council's decision. A petition against the changes already has 400 signatures.
An open day is being held at gardens across Northumberland to help raise money for St Oswald's Hospice - a charity that provides specialist care for North East adults, young people and children with life limiting conditions.
Whalton Manor Gardens, Meldon Park house and gardens, Chipchase Castle grounds, Chillingham Castle gardens, Kirkley Hall gardens and Mindrum garden will all be open as part of the Open Gardens weekend which is taking place this weekend
The Duchess of Northumberland will officially open a student garden in Morpeth later. It has been designed to encourage pupils at Chanty Middle School to better understand the role plants play in natural world.
The project is lottery funded and involvement will be part of cross curricular studies.
The Duchess, who has a keen interest in gardening herself, will tour the school, meet some of school pupils and staff before cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening.