There are two main planting activities that ADAS perform in the village:
- May planting – this entails taking out the winter and spring planting of bulbs and Pansies over two half days. All the work is done by volunteers from Audlem district and Audlem Cubs and Scouts.
- October planting – this entails taking out the summer planting and replacing with Pansies and spring flowering bulbs.
During 2019 plans were developed to enable the village planting schemes to become more sustainable along with plans to help improve the garden at the Public Hall flat and at the Doctor'surgery. In summary this involves:
- Create sensory planting scheme for the Lord Combermere beds that are normally planted with summer bedding plants
- Create alpine flower bed at the village sign at Tollgate drive that are normally planted with summer bedding plants
- Improve stone surround of the flower bed at the Woore road village sign
- Use granite setts recovered from the aforementioned village sign beds to replace the wooden part of the millennium bed wall at the car park entrance
- Change the planting at the front of the Methodist Chapel as many plant have dies through salt contamination from the road
- The Public Hall committee had been quoted £4,000 to refurbish/landscape the garden of the flat. They asked ADAS to help and we estimated that it may cost up to £200 to complete the required work with ADAS volunteers.
- We responded to suggestions that the garden at the Surgery needed tidying up as it had become overgrown with weeds.
The planting in May 2019 involved planting over 2000 bedding plants and replenishing the tubs and troughs with 34 bags of compost. All the work was done by volunteers over two half days. The spring bulbs are removed with some being planted around the village and some being given to residents.
In October 2019 The summer plants are removed by volunteers over a weekend and the following weekend planting of the 1250 pansies, 800 tulips, 350 Hyacinths and 1250 Iris bulbs took place.
in 2020 the above numbers in the planting plan were greatly reduced due to last minute cancellation by the grower.
For further details see the Audlem in Bloom page.
If you would like to volunteer for the October or May planting please contact ADAS on email@example.com or contact a committee member.