When Darren Pugh died 22 years ago, his father Teifryn had to look after his flowers.
Darren, who was 25 when he died while on holiday in Ibiza, loved gardening and, in particular, chrysanthemums.
Now, Teifryn, from Skewen, also loves these flowers as they bring him closer to his son.
Since 1997, Mr Pugh has been taking part in the National Chrysanthemum Society's Holmes Memorial Challenge Cup for incurves, which Darren won the year before he died in 1995.
The 75-year-old was runner-up for the past eight or nine years but, earlier this month, he won the cup at last.