DAFFODIL and crocus bulbs will be given to residents for free as Solihull council looks to brighten up the borough.
The council’s environmental initiative Love Solihull has given people the chance to apply for ‘Let it Grow’ bulbs – on the condition they are planted next to a road sign.
Solihull cabinet member for environment and housing, councillor Tony Dicicco, said: “Let it Grow is a fantastic way to get people planting and putting more colour in the borough. The flowers will also help to encourage more wildlife.
“To get your crocus and daffodil bulbs to plant by a road sign, apply online or by emailing Love Solihull.”
The Love Solihull team will contact applicants by Friday, September 28, and confirm collection points.
Guidance sheets will be issued with up to 40 bulbs, which will be a mixture of crocus and daffodil.
Bulbs should be planted within half-a-metre of the street sign for maximum colour impact, the council says.
And bulbs should only be planted on council owned sites.
Grass cutting immediately around the planted signs will be delayed until July so the bulbs can rejuvenate, giving them a chance of flowering again the following year.
The Love Solihull team is also encouraging before and after pictures – send in your photos or post online and tag in Love Solihull and Solihull council via twitter or Instagram.
Interested residents can apply online at www.lovesolihull.org or email [email protected] by Friday, September 21.
Any applications received after this date will not be accepted.