BEAUTIFUL purple petals are popping out of the greenery thanks to many schools who planted crocuses back in autumn.

The Rotary Club in Amersham has worked alongside schools to plant more than 100,000 rocus corms since 2010.

Several months ago, pupils of Stony Dean School joined the rotarians to plant 9,000 croms in Amersham

Now the fruits of their labour is starting to show as the glorious displays begin to flower.

The purple crocus is a symbol of the campaign by Rotary throughout the world to finally eradicate polio. So as well as adding splashes of colour it is hoped that the crocuses will raise awareness of the campaign.

A post from Amersham Town Council said: "Great to see all the purple crocuses popping up around town.