DAFFODILS will be springing up across rural Oswestry after a generous donation from one nursery owner.
Ned Jones, from Llynclys Nurseries, has given 1,000 daffodil bulbs to Oswestry Rural Parish Council which will soon be planted throughout the parish bringing some early Springtime joy to residents.
The idea came up after Ned spoke to Councillor Tony Cheetham from the council.
He explained: “I’ve got far more than I want, so I was talking to Tony to see if the schools would want them and he said the rural parish council would like some as well.
“It’s a shame to waste the bulbs and I’ve got thousands to give away, so I’m also asking any schools to contact me on a first come, first served basis,” added Ned, who has previously donated additional bulbs and plants to local playgroups.
He continued: “I like to give to primary schools and playgroups because the children can get involved from a young age, which is good.”
Cllr Cheetham commented: “Ned has just been so generous with us and it’s great that he wants to get the schools involved as well.
“Oswestry Rural Parish Council has five wards and within them two schools at Trefonen and Morda, who I will be contacting, but if anyone else would like to get involved them we welcome them getting in touch too.”
l Any local primary schools that would like to receive some daffodil bulbs should contact Ned on 07939 404372.