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 :-
Currently due to Covid-19 every Sunday 10am-12noon with social distancing measures in place.
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



Saturday, 13 March 2021

Compost Pricing Update

Please find below recent update from our main supplier:-

"Just to add a little more to this year’s challenge, the worst peat harvest in Northern Europe for 15 years, very heavy and dense peat, Environmental Legislation vastly reducing the amount of peat available in the Republic of Ireland and the global interruption of supply of coir, horticultural textiles and plant pots caused by the pandemic will result in us all going to have a roller coaster of a year"

 Compost Manufacturing Update

"Clover. Clover has stopped manufacturing Clover 75ltr Multi-purpose, 3 & 4 plant gro-bags and bales of peat. This is down to the weight/density of the peat and conserving peat socks for professional products. This situation is likely to continue until they can harvest some dry peat in hopefully June/July.  The 60ltr Clover Multi Purpose are still available.


Gro-Well. Due to the lack of availability of quality, fresh water washed coir, we have replaced the coir element in our multi purpose with Fibagro, a Professional Woodfibre Substrate.

This product will appear in a natural form because it is an unnecessary process to dye it brown. The advantages of Fibagro are that reduces nutrient leaching, provides an excellent nutrient base for good rooting and improved water holding capacity.

 

Price Increases

Nobody likes price increases but in the current climate they were going to happen. Unfortunately, the days of quality, cheap compost are over. We have kept increases to a minimum but cannot guarantee that these prices will not have to increase again as the cost of transport, manufacturing under Covid secure conditions and the availability of raw materials start to be reviewed by the manufacturers across the world"



Saturday, 23 January 2021

Potato and Onion Orders

All orders are available for socially distanced collection tomorrow between 10am and 12 noon.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Update

In the light of the current lockdown, the hut will remain closed for the next few weeks.

If things go to plan, depending on the weather, and on our suppliers, we expect potatoes to be delivered during the last week of January.  With this in mind, we will ask anyone who has ordered potatoes (and other items) to collect them from us on the weekend following their arrival – probably either January 23rd or January 30th.  Once we know for certain, we will let you know, and will provide details as to exactly how and at what time we would like you to fetch them.

We are aware that there are often members who have not pre-ordered, and who would normally pop in to buy off the shelf!  I am sure that you will appreciate the possible difficulties with this, this year.  As soon as we know what surplus stocks we have, we will email out again, and work out some sort of system for making them available to those who want them.

Similarly, if you have ordered seeds through the Kings Seeds scheme we will contact you directly as soon as they have arrived with collection, or delivery details!

 

On this rather cold, dreary and damp day in January, summer days seem like an awful long way in the future.  Once again, it seems very unlikely that we will be able to stage a full-scale plant sale in May, but we are trying to work out if there are other ways in which we could possibly match up plants with people. Suggestions welcome!

 

Needless to say, we continue to hope that you, and your loved ones, are safe and well, and wish you a Very Happy New Year!

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Friday, 4 September 2020

2021 Seed Potato & Onion Order Form

 


Still here!

Good grief!  It has been quite a year hasn’t it?  One minute we were trundling along moaning about the odd shower of rain, and then... well, we all know that things haven’t quite gone to plan for any of us.

 

Back in January/February many of you were eagerly collecting your potato orders and  some of you were signing up, cheerfully, for our annual bucket load of potatoes competition.  One or two of you might even have fallen for the persuasive charms of Kevin and his “last bucket” trick.  So, September already and this is your call to weigh in your booty.  (I have a vague sense that that might be interpreted in more than one way, but I am, of course, referring to your harvest of potatoes.)

From Sunday, we will commence the weigh in.  Unharvested buckets should be brought to the hut, and we will work with you to social distance and register your total weight.  As usual, you get to keep the potatoes, bucket and compost, and we will arrange a carefully spaced out audience to oooh and aaah, or to point and laugh.  We still don’t get out much.  10am til 12 noon, and the same again next week.  If you can’t make it, and want to,  let us know.

 

Moving on, we have now taken delivery of our autumn planting items.  Radar onions (yellow), thermidrome garlic and golden gourmet shallots.  Please note.  We have reduced the quantities that we have ordered, owing to falling sales over the past few years, so, in order to avoid disappointment, we strongly advise that you come to make any purchases as soon as possible, from 10am on Sunday.  We will not be taking any online orders, and sales will be first come, first served. 

The delivery also came with a consignment of compost: Clover and Growell  multipurpose, Growell potting and Clover peat free.

We would appreciate it if you could wear a face covering when visiting the hut, if possible.

 

And with spring just around the distant corner, we are pleased to announce that we are going to trial the Kings Seeds Kings Allotment scheme for the next season.  We will be obtaining 20 seed catalogues from the company, which members can take away and peruse.  By a given date, not yet decided, we will collate any orders and proceed from there.  If you want a preview, the Kings website is informative.  We will only be doing seeds (vegetables, flowers and herbs).  We obviously hope that this will be useful to members, and, in the absence of plant sales, we hope that this may be a bit of a fund raiser also.

 

At this time of year I inevitably recall the harvest festival hymns of my school days and have to say that, recently, we have been more than usually blessed with “the breezes and the sunshine (really?) and soft refreshing rain”...  On leaving the allotment this afternoon, a passing motorist kindly blasted me in the face with some of that soft, refreshing rain, and my runner beans and sunflowers have not entirely appreciated the breezes.  But, we have enjoyed mostly good harvests, and good health.  We cant complain!

 

Warmest wishes to you and your families, and hope to see you some time soon.

 

Debbie , on behalf of Eric, Steve and Kevin, and the wider volunteer team

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Clover Multi Purpose 60L



From Sunday 14th June we now have 72 bags of 60L Clover Multi Purpose Peat Compost back in stock
£4.50 per bag or x3 for £12.00