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Volunteers asked to help plant daffodils at Lichfield park

Local residents are being asked to help add a splash of colour to a Lichfield park at a daffodil planting day.

Volunteers will be putting the bulbs in at the first of two events at Shortbutts Park.

The event, on Sunday (September 25) at 2pm, will also see crocuses and cyclamen planted.

Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said: “Everyone who lives near or uses Shortbutts Park is invited to come along and help with the bulb planting.

“There will be lots of trowels and pairs of gardening gloves available, as well as coffee and biscuits, and even a gazebo in case it rains. You are of course welcome to use your own trowel and gloves if you prefer. And, if you have trouble bending down, bring a spade or a bulb planter, if you have one.

“We’re also keen for new additions to the park – especially climbing plants and hardy ground cover plants, such as geranium and alchemilla. So, if you have any plants to spare, please bring them with you. You could always swap any that are not used in the park with other volunteer gardeners on the day.”

The group of volunteers will be meeting at 2pm at Shortbutts Lane car park. The event is free and open to anyone, although children must be accompanied by an adult.

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