Autumn is a busy season in the Alderley Edge in Bloom calendar with the voluntary group having recently purchased 200 kilos of mixed narcissus bulbs so our village looks beautiful next spring.
As well as planting them along Wilmslow Road and around the village in recent weeks volunteers have continue to make improvements to the wooded area near the parade which they refer to as the Waitrose Woodland.
Leslie Cox, Chairman of Alderley Edge in Bloom said "Pernicious weeds have been removed, paths for safe access have been laid down and some very interesting features added for the interest of our younger residents. Take your time to look along the railings between the bridge and the steps for further attractive displays to surprise and delight our children.
"October is the month we change our displays in the planters along Waitrose railings. We will be preparing for the winter by planting them up with skimmias, dwarf conifers, ivies, violas, mini cyclamens, grasses, primroses, gaultherias, dwarf irises and dwarf daffodils. We have also purchased additional perennials to add to our wooden planters on London Road. These were planted at the end of September."
All of this gardening work is in addition to the weekly litter picks carried out by the team of volunteers. As part of the Keep Britain Tidy autumn initiative volunteers have completed weekend litter picks on the bypass, at the Edge and at the station, where they worked with Network Rail and the Alderley Edge Station Volunteers Group.
If you are interested in making even the smallest of contributions to our work please contact Leslie Cox the Chair of Alderley Edge in Bloom on 07774 488458 or email him.