COLOURFUL daffodils, tulips and bluebells are set to brighten up Knutsford next spring.

Residents are being encouraged to help the town burst into bloom by taking part in the Big Bulb Plant.

This community-led programme invites local people to host a bulb planting event in green spaces in their own neighbourhood.

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Anyone wishing to see bulbs spring up can register the location, date and time of their planned event on the town council’s website.

The council will then prepare a selection of bulbs suitable for the space, from daffodils and tulips to bluebell, winter aconites and wild garlic.

Printed leaflets will also be supplied for people to deliver to neighbours to invite them to come along.

Town clerk Adam Keppel-Green said “The Big Bulb Plant aims to see our town bursting with colour every spring whilst bringing neighbours together to make a little improvement to the green spaces and verges near them.

“I’ll be leading a session with my neighbours on Manor Park South and events are also already planned for Manor Crescent, Queensway and Green Lane.”

The Big Bulb Plant runs throughout October.

Last year saw 24 verges and greens planted with bulbs by the local community.

Residents are able to re-plant the same greens to add more colour and variety for 2023.

The Big Bulb Plant is part of the council’s nature action plan through which it aims to increase biodiversity across the town.

To find out more and register an event visit