Crocus planting on Cranleigh Common

Cranleigh in Bloom supported Rotary Club of Cranleigh in planting 6,000 crocus corms on Cranleigh Common this morning.

The project, which took place as part of the national Purple4Polio campaign, was designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.

The Purple4Polio campaign is an exciting partnership between Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.

In heavy rain, a team of 16 volunteers planted the 6,000 purple crocus corns in less than 2 hours.

The corms were planted in the shape of the Rotary wheel, which should result in a stunning display in the Spring.