A Perthshire farmer has planted more than 150,000 flowers in the shape of a rainbow to encourage people to be “inspired to hope” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Garry Young of A & G Young at Errol and his team have created the display from 160,000 primroses which had been grown for garden centres.
He said the idea came from the drawings of rainbows being put up in windows as a thank you to NHS staff and care workers.
The rainbow has also saved the flowers from going to waste as garden centres across the country have closed.
Mr Young said: “It has given the flowers a new sense of purpose before they hit the compost heap.
“The lockdown could not have come at a worse possible time for us.
“However, springtime is a time for renewal, so our story is also one of hope.”
Mr Young said it only took his team a few hours to create the display once they had the markings in place.
He said: “Through the sheer sadness and financial losses we all face due to COVID-19, we took pride and had smiles on our faces when making this living Rainbow of Hope.
“The growing and the planting of plants is one of the most optimistic things people can do.”
“We hope that people will see this and be inspired to hope during the coronavirus outbreak and bring a bit of happiness all round.”
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