The Council’s Parks Service commissioned Lubbe Bulbs to plant thousands of bulbs of a special Biodiversity mix in Meath Gardens (photo above) and Poplar Recreation Ground (photo below). The mix includes crocuses, small daffodils, small tulips, grape hyacinths and glory-of-the-snow, to provide a source of nectar for bees and other pollinators from early February through to the end of May. The bulbs were planted by machine, which buries them deeper than hand planting. This helps to protect species such as tulips and crocuses, which would otherwise be eaten by squirrels.
The bulbs were planted in early October. Look out for spectacular displays of colour in these two parks next spring.
Photos by Mohammed Raja