DAFFODILS, crocus, bluebells and tulips are set to burst into bloom across Knutsford in spring next year.

Knutsford Town Council has launched the Big Bulb Plant, a series bulb planting events taking place across the town.

Residents are encouraged to apply to host an event in their neighbourhood until October 24.

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Part of the nature action plan, the project aims to increase the number of spring flowering bulbs across the whole town.

Anyone offering to host an event will be supplied with a selection of bulbs suitable for the area they are planting along with some printed flyers to encourage their neighbours to join in.

Town clerk Adam Keppel-Green, who will be leading an event in his street on Manor Crescent, said: “The Big Bulb Plant puts residents in charge of where bulbs are planted in the town.

“We are inviting residents to apply to host an event on a green space near them.

"We’ll provide the bulbs and help promote the bulb planting and together the town will bloom beautifully in Spring 2022."

The council has ordered a selection of bulbs including snowdrops, crocus, winter aconite, daffodil, wild garlic, bluebell and tulip which together provide colour between January through to May and provide pollinators with an early food source.

People living on Manor Crescent, Ashworth Park and Shaw Drive have already signed up.

To host an event visit knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/big-bulb-plant.