Enthusiastic bunch join mass bulb planting

Alderley Edge in Bloom volunteers were joined by an enthusiastic bunch of children from The Ryleys School to plant daffodil bulbs on Tuesday, 9th November

Pupils from Years 5 and 6 helped to plant over a thousand bulbs were planted on the corner of Chorley Hall Lane and across the road on the verge off Ryleys Lane, next to the newly refurbished footpath.

Bloom Chairman Leslie Cox said "What a super group of polite, energetic and enthused children who helped us grow pride in our village. The children learned about bulb planting and are excited to see the fruits of their Labour this coming spring."

Mrs Langford, Headteacher at The Ryleys said "We are delighted to be involved in this wonderful community project again. The planting of bulbs really enhances the local area and provides enjoyment for the whole community as well as passers-by. The children are very excited to see the results of their planting in the spring!"

Alderley Edge in Bloom volunteers have been active in recent weeks with winter display planting in the village as well as more bulb planting at various village locations and putting their Chorley Hall Lane Allotment site to bed for the winter.

Leslie added "The group also do regular litter picks meeting up at 10:00 am on Mondays at the station car park, pick for a while and meet up for a coffee afterwards in the village. We are both environmentally friendly and highly sociable!."

The group rely on donations and fundraising to achieve their goals and always need more volunteers to help at the allotment plot at Chorley Hall Lane, maintaining the village planting displays, the Waitrose Woodland garden, Ivygate at the top of Brook Lane and supporting their partners the Alderley Edge Station Volunteer group.

If you can spare an hour or two from time to time please email Group Chair Leslie Cox

Alderley Edge In Bloom, The Ryleys


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Kelvin Briggs
Friday 12th November 2021 at 3:21 pm
Disappointing to update everyone that over the last few days we’ve had plants removed from the planters on the Waitrose railings. How sad is that?

We have replaced them but as a volunteer Group we don’t have bottomless pockets and can’t keep replacing them.

If anymore are pilfered we will be asking the Council to review the upgraded CCTV to see if the person or persons indulging in this anti social behaviour can be identified.
Roy West
Friday 12th November 2021 at 6:12 pm
After all the hard work that the volunteers have done to help make Alderley look so splendid it must be most upsetting to find that some troublemakers have destroyed their displays. If the CCTV can identify the culprits let us hope that the Police follow it up and prosecute.
Kelvin Briggs
Saturday 13th November 2021 at 2:52 pm
Sadly more Hebe plant thefts identified opposite the railings on London Road .
It’s getting tiresome finding missing plants replaced with a beer can
David Hadfield
Saturday 13th November 2021 at 11:05 pm
Hi Kelvin,
It must be soul-destroying finding this after all your hard work.
Let's hope the Police catch these yobs after searching through the CCTV ?