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 Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 12.30pm until late October 2017.
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, 24 March 2017

Recycle your used plant pots here

We are currently running short of plant pots (especially 3.5 inch) for our upcoming plant sales. Rather than sending your plant pots to landfill we would like to give them a second chance! (provided they are in good condition)

 
 

Friday, 17 March 2017

New compost delivery

Thanks to all the volunteers who showed off their honed physiques and dare devil pallet dodging skills earlier today. Our compost delivery is always the highlight of our year and, as promised, it was something to tell the grandchildren about in years to come!!
 
 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Magnificant Seven


Sunday March 19th.  Just to let you know that the barmy and brave cyclists will once again be battling to become kings of the hills of Sheffield.

They are expected to sail past the society hut between 10.50am and 11.20am and we will be on the pavement to cheer them onwards and upwards.  You may encounter a little bit of a road closure at that time, but we invite you to join us earlier- to enjoy the spectacle, or later - for all of your gardening needs, but especially compost and growbags.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Organic Vegetable Growing Talk - Monday 13th March

FOBS (Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens) have arranged a talk entitled "Growing Vegetables Organically"

The speaker Rob Smith is a locally-based allotment gardener of both local renown and national fame, winner of the BBC 2 Allotment Challenge in 2015. He writes articles for Garden News and a monthly column in Kitchen Garden Magazine.

Entry is free to members of FOBS, visitors £3
The talk takes place on:- Monday next, 13th March at 7.15 in the Education Centre inside the Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Access will only be via the Thompson Road entrance which is off Ecclesall Road.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Plant Sale Dates

Our annual plant sales are due to take place on the following dates.
We aim to raise funds towards further allotment site improvements.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Thanks to Spear and Jackson

Thanks to Spear & Jackson for their kind donation of pallets towards our home made greenhouse staging in our community polytunnel :-) #recycling

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Light at the end of the tunnel


Polytunnel
Saturday, February 18th is on the horizon, and we are still hoping to complete the erection of the polytunnel on that date. As far as we know, we have all the necessary components and tools for the job, but there is a very large piece of poly to be hoisted over a pretty tall tunnel, and much anchoring and securing to be done. This promises to be a fun activity for those of you who enjoy problem solving (read between the lines here) and we would welcome the help of any able-bodied volunteers with a spade. Any not-so-able-bodied volunteers are also welcome to show up to throw in helpful advice about how things should have been done... The stove will be burning away in the (warm and toasty) hut, we will gladly provide hot drinks and there is even a rumour of bacon sandwiches, in addition to a few crumbs of cake. Arrivals circa 10.30am.
If you think that you can help, please let us know - but just turn up anyway if you find that you are free at the last moment. If you happen to be passing and cant help, please don't point and laugh.

Obviously the weather may yet make its own contribution to the proceedings. We will post here if the match is postponed.

Fruit

We have recently purchased a bulk order of some more fruit bushes, and these are available for sale immediately.
Blackcurrants and redcurrants; summer and autumn raspberries; green and yellow gooseberries; and blueberries. We also have a small number of trees - apricot and apple (Blenheim orange) and rhubarb.


Seeds

As well as those that we stock in the hut, we are able to order Mr Fothergill seeds, and you can get a discount of 25% on all orders.
Also, we have had a number of requests for mangetout peas, and we have received a bulk order for these.

Want an even better bargain? We are selling off a number of 2016 herb seeds at half price, and various 2016 flower seeds at 10 packets for £1.

Want free seeds?
If you are up for it, we also have some veg seeds that we would love you take away - to sow, prick out and return in time for the Plant Sales! Needless to say, we will not be counting them all out and counting them all back, so some may find their way into your own seedling collection. Please let us know if you can help.

Open for business

We are now open on both Saturdays and Sundays, and it has been good to see many of you collecting your potato and onion orders. We still have a few orders awaiting collection, and we also have quantities of potatoes and onions for sale. Different varieties are sold out (or are well on the way to being so), so if you are currently potato-less we recommend that you visit asap!