Thousands of spring bulbs planted in Bury St Edmunds with a little help from the Dutch

Left to right: Graham Maynard, Abbey Gardens park manager, Melanie Lesser Bury in Bloom coordinator,

Left to right: Graham Maynard, Abbey Gardens park manager, Melanie Lesser Bury in Bloom coordinator, Rebecca Davies, St Edmundsbury Borough Council horticultural officer and Ron Kors, from Lubbe. Picture: JOSEPHINE SWEETMAN - Credit: Archant

Thousands of spring bulbs have been planted in Bury St Edmunds after the town’s horticultural organisation teamed up with a supplier from Holland.

The bulb planting machine in action. Picture: JOSEPHINE SWEETMAN

The bulb planting machine in action. Picture: JOSEPHINE SWEETMAN - Credit: Archant

Bury in Bloom and St Edmundsbury Borough Council worked together with Dutch supplier Lubbe to plant the bulbs on the bank near the footbridge over the River Lark in the Abbey Gardens.

The crocus and tete-a-tete daffodils were put into the ground using a special planting machine which lifts the turf, scatters the bulbs and then replaces the turf with minimum disturbance.

Daffodil bulbs have also been planted using the machine on the Cullum Road roundabout and Suffolk Retail Park roundabout.

Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom coordinator, said: “Bury in Bloom are trying to add all year round colour to the roundabouts and other areas of the town. “The Lubbe bulb planter has saved time to allow other gardening works to be completed on the roundabouts and other areas around the town.

The bulbs which were planted in the Abbey Gardens. Picture: JOSEPHINE SWEETMAN

The bulbs which were planted in the Abbey Gardens. Picture: JOSEPHINE SWEETMAN - Credit: Archant


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“The spring bulbs we planted on a number of our roundabouts last autumn looked lovely this spring and we received many compliments from Bury St Edmunds residents.”

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