THOUSANDS of daffodil bulbs have been planted in Bewdley in aid of Kemp Hospice.

It is hoped the flowers, on the grass verge in the middle of the A456 dual carriageway next to West Midland Safari Park, will brighten up the area and highlight the Kidderminsterbased charity’s work.

Chris Dale, of Kidderminster, has planted the bulbs for the past five years as part of a project to fill the whole reservation with daffodils. It is hoped signs will be erected at each end of the area to show the bank is dedicated to the hospice.

Wyre Forest District Council’s parks department has donated about 3,000 bulbs and Mr Dale said he had added “at least another 3,000”. Plants have also been donated by Droitwich-based Webbs of Wychbold, Cook’s in Stourport and Woodrow in Kidderminster.

Mr Dale said the total number planted since the scheme began was about 25,000.

“It will take us several years to anywhere near filling the bank up,” he added. “Every spring the display is getting better and better and not all of the bulbs are the same so some blossom at different times to others.

“I like to highlight what Kemp Hospice does and this really is something for them.”