Purple power to tackle polio as Rotary plants bloom

Peter Georgiadis with the crocuses
Peter Georgiadis with the crocuses
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THERE has been a blooming marvellous start to the spring thanks to a charity’s fundraising push.

In October, the Rotary clubs of Hastings and St Leonards planted 2,000 crocus bulbs in St Leonards Gardens as part of a campaign to eradicate polio, and the eye-catching purple plants have now flowered. Spokesman Wencke Georgiadis said: “They did not all appear but a nice display in the St Leonards Gardens is there for everybody to enjoy.

“No doubt the squirrels had a field day before the turf was put down,” he added.