ARMED with trowels, bulbs and a determination to plant some colour into barren land, guerrilla gardeners have set about transforming neglected areas of the city.

After their first hit in a concrete planting container on Christleton Road last autumn, Chester Guerrilla Gardeners went back to the scene to find pansies in full bloom.

The three litter-strewn planters were in desperate need of some horticultural attention and the gardeners took it upon themselves to do something about it.

Litter and weeds were replaced with pansies, daffodils, forget-me-nots and honeysuckle.

One Guerrilla said: “I was fed up of seeing these planters filled with rubbish and weeds every time I walked into the city centre. I wanted to reclaim this resource for us all to enjoy.”

The troop, formed from Chester residents, is determined to garden everywhere, anywhere. The term 'guerrilla gardening' is used to describe radical gardening, sometimes highlighting land use issues, or sometimes growing food.

The group is calling on people to grow sunflowers to donate to future plantings.

To get involved, contact chesterguerrillagardeners