Crocus corms planted at Dingley School

Pauline and Rachael from Wokingham Horticultural Association spent a happy hour planting crocuses at Dingley School on Wednesday 20th October.  The crocuses are purple in support of Rotary International’s Purple4Polio campaign. Follow the link for more information about this vital work.

Many thanks to both Pauline and Rachael for this.  The children will have some pretty spring flowers to look at next year.




Crocus planting by Walter Infants school by Woosehill path

Children and helpers from Walter Infants School have been busy planting purple crocuses.  This is in support of Rotary Club International’s campaign to immunize  vulnerable populations in Afghanistan and Pakistan against polio. When someone has been immunized their finger is dipped in a purple dye to indicate same. Hence the Purple4Polio campaign.

Great fun was had by the children on a sunny afternoon. crocus-planting-5-1crocus-planting-1


Crocus planting on South Place

Many thanks to Sue and Pauline for undertaking Bloom’s initial crocus planting in autumn 2016.  We have linked with Rotary Club International to support it’s  Purple 4 Polio campaign.   Some of the 5,000 crocus corms purchased via Rotary have been planted in the beds on South Place over the weekend.  Sue and Pauline thank a neighbour, Karen, for the cups of tea!  South Place should be awash with purple crocuses in spring 2017. News of more crocus planting will follow over the coming weeks.