Spring flowers are springing up across Warwick district - The Leamington Observer

Spring flowers are springing up across Warwick district

EVEN more spring flowers are springing up across the district.

Thousands of snowdrops planted some years ago now bloom to life every year on the embankment off the Banbury Road.

Among the earliest spring bulbs to bloom around late January, snowdrops are an early source of nectar and pollen for insects emerging on warmer days in the spring.

This year, Warwick District Council is planting 17,000 new snowdrops across the district at Abbey End island and the War Memorial in Kenilworth, the Pump Room Gardens in Leamington, and Warwick Cemetery.

Natural displays of crocus, another early spring bulb, can also be seen in Victoria Park, Euston Place and Midland Oak Park.

WDC’s green spaces spokesperson Coun Will Roberts said: “It’s fantastic to see the vibrant, natural displays of snowdrops and crocus across the district. Our green spaces team and contractor idverde continue to maintain our award-winning parks and open spaces with careful consideration for biodiversity and the natural habitat.”

And in line with the WDCl’s ‘Biodiversity Action Plan’, the green spaces team has recently trialled a new scheme which involves planting bulbs to replace spring bedding flowers such as pansies and polyanthus, to create a cycle of crocus, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths in Jephson Gardens.

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