Crocus planting in grounds of Winchester Cathedral

On Wednesday 23 November, straight after our breakfast meeting, Dave and Anna Stewart, Colin Cook and Julian English planted the final 1000 crocus corms in the grounds of the Cathedral.  We are very grateful to Alison Evans (Cathedral COO) and Patrick Green (Head Gardener) for making this possible.

The site chosen is just before the entrance, behind the iron railings among the stones which mark the site of Old Minster.  Very visible we hope when the crocuses flower in the spring!  This means that we now have three city centre sites (King Alfred, St Giles Hill, Cathedral) as well as the Hospice grounds which mark the End Polio Now campaign with purple crocuses – the emblem of the campaign in RotaryGBI.  

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the plantings over the last few years.

Photos here:  Cathedral crocus planting

Gill Russell

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