About Us

We are a friendly non-profit making society which is run, by unpaid volunteers, for the benefit of all our members. We aim to provide help, advice and competitive products to members.
Formed in around 1931, we hope to improve the quality of allotments, for the benefit of the local community throughout the whole district.

We operate an allotment shop which is open :-
every Sunday 9.30am to 12.30pm and every Saturday from 20th January 2018 until late October 2018.
Anyone over 18 years of age is eligible to join and new members are always welcome.
Annual membership Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.00 (due 1st January each year)

Please see price list below:-
Contact us via e-mail :- HaggLaneAllotments[at]hotmail.co.uk


Friday, 16 February 2018

Pottering around



Drum roll please...
Weather permitting, we are expecting to be heaving 20 oil drums off the back of the truck this Saturday, February 17th.  If you have ordered one, please try to come to collect it on Sunday.  We may have one or two spare if you didn't manage to place an order, and would like one.  £5.  If you are in the area, please come and help, as we are keen to avoid a Last of the Summer Wine moment on Hagg Hill. 

5 a day ...
We have just taken a delivery of different fruit trees and bushes.                         
Cherry Morello, Plum Victoria, Currant 'Red Lake', Vaccinium Patriot - Blueberry,  Vaccinium Spartan   - Blueberry, Raspberry Autumn Bliss, Raspberry Glen Lyon  
These were potted up last weekend, for the Plant Sales, but are available to members with immediate effect!  Now/soon is a good time to be planting, assuming that you can either batter a hole in the earth, which may still be standing hard as iron, or hold back the tide long enough.  (We're pretty much manning the lifeboats at the moment on Hagg Lane).
 

Pot luck
There's no truth to the rumour that a watched pot never boils, as the society pot will certainly be boiling on Thursday February 22nd!  10am - 12noon.  And there will be cake... and just a small catch.  Yes, we are holding a pot-sorting-out party (woohoo) on the society plot.  Dress code - casual, but gloves recommended. Many plant pots, in many different sizes, have been donated to us over the past few months, and we have now reached the point of needing ones of a certain size, only to be faced with an avalanche of the wrong pots.  Serious stuff!  So we have invented a fun game of chucking small, medium and large pots into different bags (BIG bags) and the person who sorts the most may even get a valuable mystery prize (which will probably look suspiciously like a goody bag of random pots...). If you can spare an hour or two, this promises to be a fun activity in the shelter of the polytunnel.  Go on!  You know you need to get out more. Following this wild party, we should be able to offer members the chance to boost their own collection of random pots
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Seed dispersal
Itchy fingers?  It's almost time.  We will shortly be sowing seeds for the Plant Sales and welcome anyone who can help by nurturing a tray/pot of seeds for us.  We can provide the seeds, compost and pots (of course)!  You've only got to say, and we will hand over with unseemly haste.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Seed Potatoes

Our seed potato and onion delivery arrived today and all pre-orders will be available for collection from 11am tomorrow. We now have over 28 different potato varieties, onions, shallots and garlic on general sale to those of you who haven't ordered.

A big thank you to the dozen or so volunteers who unloaded, weighed out and made up orders.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Drumming up business - one for the pot


We have been offered the chance to assist in the recycling of a fairly large number of 50 gallon steel oil drums, which are no longer required by one of our members. They can be turned into effective incinerator bins, or may even help you along the way to giant carrots.

If you would be interested in obtaining one of these bins, please come to the hut to see us by February 4th.  They will cost £5 (to cover the cost of transport to the hut), and anyone wanting one will need to pay this in advance of their delivery.  We will then arrange for the arrival of those that have been pre-ordered, by the end of February. We will not be able to store extra bins that have not been ordered, on account of their size!
Meanwhile, next week the cake bakers will be swinging back into action, as our 2018 potatoes and onions are expected to arrive on Friday 19th January 9am usually turns out to be 8.45am, and, while we are not expecting a leaning tower of pallets, we would like to invite anyone with an hour or so to spare to help with the unloading, and the weighing out extravaganza that will surely follow.  Hopefully most of the fun will have been had by midday, but you will appreciate that many hands will make lighter work.  Let us know if you can come, or just turn up as usual!
POTATOES, ONIONS, AND THE REST, WILL THEN BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION, OR PURCHASE, FROM THE HUT on Saturday 20th January, from 11am.  From this date, we will once again be open on both Saturdays and Sundays.  As usual, we would remind you that it helps us greatly if you can collect orders as soon as possible, and it should also be noted that popular varieties can sell out quickly. 
And what about the Great Potato Pot Off?  This year we are staging a bit of a competition (for fun?). We have purchased 30 heavy duty, 30 litre pots, and for a nominal fee, to cover costs, entrants will be awarded a pot, 2 potatoes and a copy of the rules. Both potatoes are to be grown in the one pot, and it is anticipated that the competition will come to an end at the beginning of September.   After the final weigh-in, count-up and measurement-taking, the pot and crop will belong to the grower.  We are hoping that a number of small prizes will be awarded!  This competition is limited to the first 30 applicants who turn up with their nominal fee.  I am sure that there will be a stampede…

Monday, 8 January 2018

Potato Update 08.01.2018

We still have over 20 varieties of potatoes to order and are expecting the full delivery mid to late January 2018.
Items close to selling out are:- Arran Pilot, Kestrel, Maris Bard, Maris Peer, Cara, Nadine with large stocks still available to order of  Allotment Society favourites Charlotte, Desiree and Pink Fir Apple.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017

Open this Sunday!

Our team of volunteers are taking a break on Saturdays, until mid January 2018, when we will recommence Saturday opening. Until then we are open every Sunday between 9.30am and 12.30pm for free advice, free tea and cake, seed potato and onion orders and compost etc.

Friday, 22 September 2017

The BBC's Instant Gardener


Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens (FOBS) are hosting "A Conversation with Danny Clarke", BBC's Instant Gardener on Sunday 1st October.  He is travelling up from London and will be in conversation with Jill Sinclair, chair of FOBS, and answering questions from the audience on his career and background, talking about his garden design work and also why he thinks so few black people choose horticulture as a career, both here and in the US. This promises to be a very interesting session and is open to everyone

The talk will be held in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre within the Botanical Gardens, Sunday 1st October at 2pm

Members of FOBS free, guests and visitors £3
Alan Houldcroft
(FOBS member)