Resident groups in Kirkby have been taking part in a massive bulb plant which will have colour bursting out across the town come Spring.
Resident group members of all ages, including school children and their parents, joined Knowsley Council’s Kirkby Pride Team and Environmental Services to plant around around 20,000 daffodil, tulip and bluebell bulbs during the half term holiday.
The bulbs will flower between March and May and should add a welcome splash of colour as the Winter makes way for Spring.
Planting has taken place in Tower Hill, Southdene, Northwood, Westvale and Field Lane.
Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Delivery, Cllr David Lonergan, said:“The massive bulb planting project has provided a great opportunity for local people of all ages to come together and work with the Kirkby Pride team in a venture to improve the look of the town while also enjoying the outdoor activity.
“Local resident groups helped decide where to plant the 20,000 bulbs which was then organised by the council’s North and South Kirkby Neighbourhood Management teams.
“When the town bursts into colour come Spring the resident groups will be able to take great pride in knowing they have provided everyone in Kirkby the pleasure of beautiful, colourful blooms.”
Tower Hill Resident Group member and Mum of three Sam Gridgeman, said:“The children really enjoyed planting the bulbs and it is something they will remember doing for years to come. It will be great to see the efforts of their labour next Spring.”
(left to right) Jasmine Moran, Alex Gridgeman and Daniel Moran planting bulbs in Tower Hill