Green fingered children from a Lache playgroup have been digging deep and brightening up their community by planting bulbs supplied by Sanctuary Housing.

Youngsters from Little Lache Playgroup have been developing their gardening skills by planting daffodil, crocus and tulip bulbs.

The children planted and watered the bulbs in pots at the playgroup, together with their teachers and the resident involvement team from Sanctuary, which organised the event.

This is the second year that Sanctuary has supported bulb planting in Lache as part of its programme to provide projects and facilities which meet the needs of residents and to encourage them to take pride in their community.

Making a difference

Sanctuary resident involvement manager Michele Payne said: “We aim to make our neighbourhoods greener and cleaner places to live and were delighted to see the young children in Lache wanting to make a difference in their community.

“The exercise allowed the youngsters to learn new skills and more about gardening, and we’re now all looking forward to seeing the flowers blossom in spring next year.”

Manager of Little Lache Playgroup Kelly Lawrence added: “Thanks very much to Sanctuary Housing for supporting our playgroup. The children learnt about nurturing the bulbs and the environmental benefits that plants bring to their community.”