Royal Warrant holder Burleys has just planted its 6,000th bulb in a campaign to bring spring colour to the roadside verges and roundabouts of Newhaven.
This is the fourth year running that a team from Burleys joined Newhaven Tree Wardens to plant 1,500 bulbs throughout the town – and the first year that crocuses were part of the mix.
The campaign means Burleys has now been involved in planting an impressive 5,250 daffodils and 750 crocuses to brighten up the area for residents and visitors.
The bulbs are funded by Newhaven Town Council, with the labour side donated by Burleys, which looks after much of the council’s public land across the district.
Burleys local community liaison officer Karen Rigby Faux explained: “This is the fourth year that Burleys have donated their time to making Newhaven a pretty place to live. We were delighted to support Newhaven Town Council’s fantastic spring bulbs initiative.
“Newhaven really bursts into life when spring arrives, providing quite a spectacular display of spring blooms as you pass through. This year was the first year we also planted crocuses. These beautiful flowers are full of nectar and are brilliant for our bees in early spring when they are emerging from hibernation.”