It was a hectic time for the team at Bernie’s Christmas break when we completed some work for a joint project by Rotary Club of Guernsey, Rotary Guernesials and Gardening Services before our Floral Guernsey. Our team planted a huge 35,000 purple crocus corms (which wer sponsored by Appleby) to help raise the profile of the Rotary International End Polio Now campaign.
Where to see the crocus corms
The bulbs will create a truly stunning display in the early Spring at the Weighbridge which is now home to over 50,000 crocus corms. Part of the beautiful Iris family, the flowering plants can also be seen throughout the island in herm, Sark and Alderney.
Of the project, company Director Bernie Goncalves commented: “We know polio mainly hits young children and believe it is really important to help Rotary to bring awareness to this issue and try and get the world rid of this horrible disease. When we heard Rotary and Floral Guernsey needed help planting 35,000 purple crocus corms at the Weighbridge, I was delighted that I could offer my services, to give our time to make this happen. My own son Andre has himself benefited from a great Rotary programme for young leaders (RYLA) a few years back that really helped him be the man that he is today, and it was lovely to be able to do something to say thank you to the two local Rotary clubs, whilst helping in this worthy cause.”
Read a testimonial of the work the team completed. along with other reviews of the work Bernie’s Gardening Services team have done.