Crocus Planting 2013

Crocus Planting 2013

Penrith Rotary members braved the driving rain on Sunday morning to plant several thousand more purple crocus bulbs along the central reservation of Ullswater Road. This is the third year for crocus planting with the idea to carpet the central reservation with lovely Spring colour. As work got underway miraculously the sun came out, which Rotarians took to be encouragement, especially as a storm arrived just as tools were being packed away.

Purple bulbs were chosen to represent the colour of ink dabbed on a child's little finger to indicate they have been immunised against polio in the few remaining parts of the globe since Rotary commenced its campaign to eradicate polio in 1985.

Rotary is working with the Eden Project, the International Flower Bulb Centre and the National Trust to plant millions of crocus bulbs to make this the world's largest bulb plant in support of global causes with the aim of being entered in the Guiness Book of Records. 

Big thanks go to Cumbria Highways Department who once again helped Rotary in this endeavour.

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