Jubilee Meadow will be ablaze of colour in the spring thanks to a group of Rotarian Club Members and volunteers from Paxcroft Mead.

Under direct from Mel Jacobs, the two groups have been planting thousands of bulbs on a section of land alongside Leap Gate in Trowbridge.

Wessex Mead Rotary have been digging deep to support the international campaign to eradicate polio worldwide, by planting 4,00 purple crocuses on a large section of green verge at Queen’s Jubilee meadow.

The colour purple has been chosen to help raise awareness of polio because when a child receives the polio vaccine, their finger is dipped into purple ink to show they have had the jab and avoid repeat jabs.

Alongside the planting of Crocus bulbs, volunteers from Paxcroft Mead planted 4,000 daffodil bulbs donated by contractors Iverde.

Organiser Mel Jacobs, who first had the idea to have a piece of land for a Queen’s Jubilee Meadow, originally planted this piece of land with wildflowers.

She said: "The extremely dry weather didn’t help us to show our efforts, so we now are preparing for a colourful show of flowers for the spring.

"It was four hours of work planting all these bulbs, but it will be so worthwhile in a few months' time."