VOLUNTEERS dedicated to tending a nature reserve have planted more than 100 trees and sown the seeds for scores of flowers to bloom next spring.

The daffodil and tulip bulbs were donated by several Darlington stores and were planted at Rockwell nature reserve by members and supporters of The Friends of Rockwell Nature Reserve group.

They also planted 150 young trees as part of the Big Tree Plant scheme run by Defra and the Forestry Commission which encourages communities to get involved in planting and caring for trees.

Margs Graham of the Friends group thanked all the shops who donated bulbs and the volunteers who helped with the planting.