Residents invited to get bulb planting for a bee-friendly Cardiff


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Volunteers, 'Friends of' groups, residents and council staff have been busy planting 11,000 bulbsand this new year, more volunteers are invited to help keep Cardiff in bloom.

Special bulb planting events have been held at Bute Park; Jellicoe Gardens, Cyncoed; Forest Farm, St Mary's Gardens, Whitchurch and Littleton Street, Riverside,to support pollinators and enhance biodiversity.

The bulbs havebeen funded through the Cardiff Pollinator Project supported by the Cardiff Local Nature Partnership and Welsh Government's Local Places for Nature scheme.

Samantha Eaves, Cardiff Local Nature Partnership Coordinator, said:"UK native bluebells, wild garlic, tulips and snowdrops are among some of the bulbs that have been planted to provide an early spring nectar source for pollinating insects and bring an extra splash of colour to our parks and green spaces."

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said:"One of our aims is to grow and manage our green spaces in Cardiff whichwill help create new habitats to support nature.

"These bulbs will burst into life in spring, traditionally seen as a time for new beginnings, these flowers will provide a lot of joy to the local communities and benefit wildlife as the seasons change after these long, winter months.

"This is a fantastic community project,it's great to see so many people working together,thank you for all your hard work."

Community groups in Cardiff are invited to apply for plants, seeds, tools, and equipment up to a value of £500 for projects to protect and enhance biodiversity.

For more information and an application form please e-mail Samantha Eaves, Cardiff Local Nature Partnership Coordinator,