TEN thousand crocus bulbs have been planted across Bridgwater in the last few months thanks to a national iniative by the Rotary Club of Great Britain.
They donated 10,000 bulbs to the Bridgwater Rotary Club who have been busy in three locations to get the bulbs in the ground ready for the spring.
The local project, overseen by Rotarian Phil May, began with the planting of 4,000 bulbs – half purple and half yellow – in the shape of the Rotary logo at Holy Trinity Church in Hamp.
Another 2,000 were planted at various locations off Parkway under the guidance of Barry Kierle.
And now the final 4,000 – all purple, are in situ in Victoria Park, ready to bloom by the end of February or early March.
The latest planting – over two days – was overseen by renowned local horticulturist Roy Cheek and Bridgwater Rotary Club President Lydon Brett.
It was something of a family affair as Mr Brett was joined by his wife Tina and grandchildren Sophie Stoel and Leo Stoel while Mr Cheek’s grandson Joe also got his hands dirty.
After a back-breaking first day when they planted 500 to 1,000 by hand, the group were delighted to get their hands on a drill provided by Frank Bowden and polished off the rest in double quick time the following morning.