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SPRING BULBS

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Mark Sorrell planting bulbs

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Crocus vernus var. “Cream Beauty”

Volunteers at Marlpit Community Garden planted 1,500 crocus bulbs on Tuesday 3rd November. The bulbs, 1000 tommasinius and 500 cream beauty were chosen as being particularly appealing to bees and will provide our honey bees with nectar and pollen on warm days in early spring. Most of the bulbs were planted near to the bee sanctuary and others will brighten up the entrance to the garden.

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Crocus tommasinianus (Woodland Crocus, Tommasini’s Crocus, early crocus)

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