Knutsford residents are invited to help the town bloom in Spring 2023 as the Knutsford Big Bulb Plant returns for a second year.
This community-led bulb planting programme puts the bulbs in the hands of residents – inviting them to host a bulb planting event on their neighbourhood green spaces. A resident wanting to see bulbs spring up every year just needs to register the location, date and time of their planned event on the Town Council website.
The council will then prepare a selection of bulbs suitable for the space – from daffodils and tulips to bluebell, winter aconites and wild garlic. The council will also provide some pre-printed leaflets to deliver to neighbours to invite them to come along.
Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green said “The Big Bulb Plant aims to see our town bursting with colour every spring whilst brining neighbours together to make a little improvement to the green spaces and verges near them.”
“I’ll be leading a session my neighbours on Manor Park South and events are also already planned for Manor Crescent, Queensway and Green Lane.”
The Big Bulb Plant runs across the whole of October, and last year saw 24 verges and greens planted with bulbs by the local community. Residents are able to re-plant the same greens to add more colour and variety for 2023.
The Big Bulb Plant is part of the council’s Nature Action Plan through which it aims to increase biodiversity across the town.