Crocus plants bloom in Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: Blooming marvellous: Samantha Wass, William Watson and Morgan Preedy with the crocus plants. Photo: Colin Hill. Blooming marvellous: Samantha Wass, William Watson and Morgan Preedy with the crocus plants. Photo: Colin Hill.

CROCUS corms planted in Kidderminster have bloomed to form a “beautiful” display.

A total of 30,000 bulbs were planted by more than 60 volunteers around Hoobrook War Memorial last October and they have blossomed for the first time.

The planting sessions were an initiative by Kidderminster-Husum Twinning Association to provide residents and visitors with a taste of the Crocus Festival held in Husum in Germany.

Each year, the Castle Park in Husum is covered with purple crocuses and the plants have been planted in six locations in Kidderminster including Broadwaters and St George’s Park.

Hilary Boyle, secretary of the Kidderminster-Husum Twinning Association, said: “When the sun is shining there’s two beautiful teardrop shapes at the war memorial.

“It looks really cool and so this year we’re hoping to plant some in other areas.

“It’s a way of trying to enhance the look of Kidderminster as you approach the town.”

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7:40am Tue 19 Mar 13

Respectable says...

My Gawd. That's a news headline.
Spring flowers, flower in Spring.
My Gawd. That's a news headline. Spring flowers, flower in Spring. Respectable
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9:57am Tue 19 Mar 13

pottery1 says...

I think the theme of the story is that a group of volunteers of all ages got together to plant 30,000 crocus corms in a very short time span to help improve the look of an area and one of the approaches to Kidderminster. The emphasis being on Volunteers and 30,000, no mean feat I would say and to be applauded!

Cllr Helen Dyke
I think the theme of the story is that a group of volunteers of all ages got together to plant 30,000 crocus corms in a very short time span to help improve the look of an area and one of the approaches to Kidderminster. The emphasis being on Volunteers and 30,000, no mean feat I would say and to be applauded! Cllr Helen Dyke pottery1
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10:00am Tue 19 Mar 13

John Campion says...

A great project! and they look beautiful!
A great project! and they look beautiful! John Campion
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10:37am Tue 19 Mar 13

Respectable says...

Yes. Thank You for lecture Cllr Dyke...

I was having a little joke.
Your really didn't need to bother.
Yes. Thank You for lecture Cllr Dyke... I was having a little joke. Your really didn't need to bother. Respectable
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11:35am Tue 19 Mar 13

pottery1 says...

The volunteers may not have seen your joke after all their hard work.

Cllr Helen Dyke
The volunteers may not have seen your joke after all their hard work. Cllr Helen Dyke pottery1
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12:25pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Respectable says...

Is this fact or assumption ?
Is this fact or assumption ? Respectable
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10:42pm Tue 19 Mar 13

fizzlywizzly says...

Fact to be honest, as a volunteer I was quite angry at your comment so keep your "sarcasm" to yourself thank you
Fact to be honest, as a volunteer I was quite angry at your comment so keep your "sarcasm" to yourself thank you fizzlywizzly
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8:45am Wed 20 Mar 13

FranOb says...

The volunteers have done a wonderful job!
Particular thanks to King Charles 1 School who planted 10,000 in Offmore, Comberton.
The volunteers have done a wonderful job! Particular thanks to King Charles 1 School who planted 10,000 in Offmore, Comberton. FranOb
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5:15pm Wed 20 Mar 13

Respectable says...

My apologies to any of the actual
voluteers involved. I was only joking about the editorial slant.
My apologies to any of the actual voluteers involved. I was only joking about the editorial slant. Respectable
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3:14pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Mr R Sleeker says...

It is a wonderful sight to drive past and see this beautiful vision. Well done to all involved.
It is a wonderful sight to drive past and see this beautiful vision. Well done to all involved. Mr R Sleeker
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11:22am Fri 22 Mar 13

Red Flag Dan says...

It's great to see so many young people involved in this project.

A genuine good news story.
It's great to see so many young people involved in this project. A genuine good news story. Red Flag Dan
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