Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Unfortunately we have received reports of multiple break-ins and acts of vandalism on the Hagg Lane allotment site. We always encourage victims of such crimes to report the event to the police because, whilst it is unlikely that anything can be done to find the culprits, it is helpful to the police to keep tabs on where crimes are committed, and to maintain realistic statistics.
If you haven’t been to your plot recently, it might be a good idea to check for damage and losses, and it is obviously helpful to keep the site gates locked, even when you are on site.
Hope that all is well with you.
Wednesday, 26 January 2022
The allotment year is already trundling onwards, and we are pleased to let you know that potatoes, garlic and onions have now arrived at the Hut. Once again, our order has been reduced to reflect the quantities purchased over the last few years, and there have also been a number of crop failures to throw in. If you have pre-ordered, please come to collect your stuff as soon as possible – we always get nervous about potential frost or rodent damage the longer they are left with us. If you haven’t pre-ordered, and are hoping to drop by to make a purchase, we suggest that you don’t hang about!
We have also received the seed order from Kings, and our seed merchandiser in the Hut is freshly stocked.
We are still opening on Sunday mornings only, between 10 and 12 ish, working with a reduced volunteer team. Apologies if this causes any frustration. Please contact us directly if our current opening hours makes it impossible for you to visit, and we will do our best to help. Obviously, we are trying to operate as safely as we can, and would ask visitors to the hut to wear a mask, and to use common sense if there seems to be a bottleneck!
Look forward to seeing you soon. Happy New Year!!!
Debbie, Eric, Kevin and Steve (on behalf of the wider volunteer team
Monday, 1 November 2021
Friday, 24 September 2021
Saturday, 13 March 2021
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"
The 60ltr Clover Multi Purpose are still available.
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"