Everything is coming up daffodils

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GREEN-FINGERED youngsters from two schools have helped to create a future splash of colour by helping a local In Bloom group to plant hundreds of daffodil bulbs in Cross Lane.

Peter Staveley, the chairman of Newby and Scalby In Bloom Group, said that the children from St Peter’s and Barrowcliff schools thought it was a wonderful experience.

He added: “We want to get everybody involved. We’ve still got three bags of bulbs to plant and we are hoping to get down to Cross Lane later this week with more volunteers.”

Mr Staveley said that each bag contained between 300 and 500 bulbs and the group had been given 15 bags – an estimated total of between 4,500 and 7,500 daffodils – and the aim is to create a daffodil trail around Newby and Scalby.

He said that the group was also replanting two flower beds next to a road bridge and they had also reached an agreement with nearby national parks to plant and look after heather plants.

The group has won a silver gilt award in the annual competition for the past two years and it was awarded a silver award for the two years before that.

Mr Staveley said that the group had started a weekly farmers market in conjunction with the community hall trust to help raise funds for both groups.

Volunteers are always welcome and for more information contact Mr Staveley on (01723) 374720.