Gee Tee Bulbs supplies bulbs for record-breaking bulb plant

Lincolnshire-based Gee Tee Bulbs recently supplied the bulbs needed for the record-breaking bulb plant which saw 636 participants planting purple crocus bulbs in Herefordshire.

The Rotary Club in Hitchin Tilehouse, Hertforshire used the bulbs provided by Gee Tee Bulbs to break the Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people planting bulbs at the same time.

Purple crocus ‘Ruby Giant’ bulbs were chosen as part of the ‘Thanks For Life’ campaign to raise awareness and funds for polio eradication – with purple chosen to signify the dye used to mark a child’s finger once they have been immunised against polio.

The campaign has already had great success across the UK and Ireland thanks to a partnership between the Eden Project’s Big Bulb Plant and the International Flower Bulb Centre.

Rotary district governer and member of Hitchin Tilehouse Amanda Watkin said:  "This is wonderful news and has given us a tremendous boost – Polio is a crippling and sometimes fatal disease which threatens children everywhere, but is particularly terrifying in parts of Africa and Asia.

"Being highly virulent, it is only an air-flight away from the UK and every £1 raised pays for five doses of the vaccine which is given to children in endemic countries."

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