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

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Seed Potatoes, Onion sets, Spring planted Garlic, Shallots

We still have 100% availability despite some varieties nearly selling out. Prices start from just £1.00 per bag. Please see below for varieties or e-mail for an order form.

Compost Prices

"As a result of the unprecidented difficulties with the peat harvest, manufacturers have reported an 18,000,000m3 shortfall in supply, there will be unavoidable increases in the cost of all, majority based peat based, quality retail and professional composts". This is across the whole compost manufacturing industry in 2012/2013 with all major DIY retailers and Garden Centres suffering up to 20% price increases due to the wet summer of 2012.

Despite the above we are determined to deliver the very best value for our members and have purchased in advance and therefore our prices remain unchanged.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Padlocks cut off allotment gates

On Thursday we had a number of plots which had their padlocks cut off. At this stage we are unsure if plotholders have had anything stolen. Should anything have been stolen please report this on the 101 incident number.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Free wood chippings

We have a large amount of free wood chippings available from outside the hut. These are good quality and are ideal for allotment paths when placed over weed suppressing fabric. Free large 25kg polythene bags and shovel loan available Sunday mornings.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Spring Planted Crops Order Form

We now have confirmed availability of all of the spring planted items below. Please e-mail us for a an order form at the above address. Prices start from just £1.00 per bag.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Seed Potatoes & Spring Planted Crops

Due to the worst potato harvest ever our seed merchants have warned us that there may be limited availability across the country. Once Hagg Lane Allotment Society have confirmation that our order is available, we will publish prices and e-mail order forms as usual.

Latest Seed Potato Information from our suppliers Jamieson Brothers: "Due to unexpectedly poor weather, we currently only have 20% of our crop harvested. We will be unable to accept any orders until the harvest has been completed. We expect many varieties to be in short supply. Current stock levels are set to zero as we have not yet made any stock available. Of the crops we have harvested so far, we are 40% down on yield and we are facing another 15-20% loss of the harvested crop, due to water logging, growth cracks and powdery scab. This is without doubt the worst harvest season on record. Like everything this year, prices have gone up, our haulage charges reflect that due to increase on their end".

Premium Scottish Seed Potatoes(500g, 2.5kg or 25kg sack!)
FIRST EARLIES
Arran Pilot
International Kidney
Lady Christl
Pentland Javelin
Red Duke of York
Rocket
Swift
Ulster Prince *NEW FOR 2013*

SECOND EARLIES
Bonnnie *NEW FOR 2013*
Charlotte
Kestrel
Shetland Black *NEW FOR 2013*
Nicola
Wilja

MAINCROP
Blue Belle *NEW FOR 2013*
Cara
Desiree
King Edward
Maris Piper
Orla *NEW FOR 2013*
Pink Fir Apple
Romano
Sarpo Mira (High blight resistance!)
Valor

Onion Sets, Shallots & Garlic Varieties
Onion Sets 500g
Sturon
Turbo
Red Baron
Stuttgart Giant (21/24)

Shallots 500g
Golden Gourmet
Red Sun

Spring Planted Garlic (Typically 2-3 large bulbs)
Vigor (White)
Carousel (Pink)

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Autumn Planted Crop Orders

All advance orders are available for collection from Saturday 1st September 2012 from 10.00am.

Should you have not already ordered we have limited availability from the hut.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Breakins Thursday 5th July 8pm

Last night we have had at least 3 plots broken into at the Back Lane end of the site. A white youth was chased from site by one of our allotmenteers in broad daylight at 8pm.

We have again been advised to let as many people as possible know who have suffered individual theft/damage to contact the Police (telephone 101) so they can quickly link all the reports together. No one else can report on a plot holder’s behalf and it is very important that everyone affected contacts them and gains a crime reference number to help build the full picture of the above incidents.

Friday, 22 June 2012

We are now taking orders for the following Autumn planted crops and bulbs:-

Japanese Onions Sets 500g (80-100 bulbs)
£1.30 Senshyu (white)
£1.50 Radar (white)
£1.70 Winter (red) *NEW FOR 2012*

Autumn planting Garlic 125g (typically 2 Large bulbs)
£1.50 Thermidrome

Peas/Beans/Greeen Manures 250g
£1.40 Feltham First Peas
£1.40 Aquadulce Broad Beans

Green Manures
£1.90 White Tilney Mustard
£1.10 Forage Rye

Spring bulbs
£0.60 Hyacinth Spring Flowering Bulbs (various colours)

Friday, 25 May 2012

Vegetable & Bedding Plants

We still have a large number of vegetables & bedding plants, available this weekend, including runner bean & tomato plants.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

£100 Spear & Jackson Garden Tool Raffle Winner

Many thanks to all those who have purchased plants and supported us at our recent plant sales, the response has been fantastic. The lucky winner of this years prize is Mr David Hunt with blue ticket no's 386-390.

Friday, 11 May 2012

£100 Spear and Jackson Garden Tool Raffle

We are currently selling tickets for our annual £100 Spear & Jackson garden tool raffle. The raffle is due to be drawn on Sunday 20th May at 3pm. The lucky winners name will be published here. All tools and valuables stored off-site overnight.

Bedding Plant Sale

We are holding a large bedding plant sale this weekend between 9.30am and 12.30pm to raise funds towards our new community hut. Everyone welcome.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Free Sprout Seeds

We have a large number of packets of free sprout seeds available to everyone who visits our community hut. No purchase necessary.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Surplus Vegetable, Bedding, Fruit, Herb & Perennial Plant Sales

This years events are set to be bigger than ever and will take place on Saturday 5th May & Sunday 6th May 2012 and again on Saturday 19th May & Sunday 20th May 2012 all between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Tea, Coffee and home made cake also available with everyone welcome.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Free skip(s)

Plot holders should contact the hut for more details.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Hagg Lane Gate Keys

Allotment holders locked out of site should contact Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society hut at the weekend to obtain a key.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Scrap Metal Thieves 30th March 2012

Please be vigilant as we have again had scrap metal thieves on site on the evening of Friday 30th March 2012. We have had reports of a greenhouse frame & other metalic items being taken and a shed being damaged on a couple of allotments. Should you have suffered any damage or loss please report this immediately to the Police, on the 101 incident number, ensuring you obtain a crime reference number.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

4 Plant Commercial Growbags

Our very popular 4 plant commecial growbags will be available from Saturday 7th April 2012.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Hagg Lane waiting list.

There are currently 53 people on the waiting list for one of our plots on site. Recently 8-10 growing spaces have been cleared which should reduce this list further. "The person waiting for the next available plot, regardless of size or location, has been waiting since October 2010."

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Surplus Vegetable, Herb, Fruit & Bedding Plant Sales

As part of our fundraising efforts, towards our new community hut, we are pleased to announce the following dates for our "bring and buy" plant sales. This years events are set to be bigger than ever and will take place on Saturday 5th May & Sunday 6th May 2012 and again on Saturday 19th May & Sunday 20th May 2012 all between 9.30am and 2.30pm. We will again be holding our £100 garden tool raffle with everyone welcome. Tea, Coffee and home made cake also available, yum yum! Should you wish to grow us a few extra plants please don't hesitate to contact us. Free plantpots and seed available.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Free Fruit Trees

Courtesy of a successful Climate Change grant application, we still have a large number of fruit trees to give away on a "first come, first served" basis. They are now available to all Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society members from 9.30am on Saturday 17th March 2012, with the choice of Braeburn Apple, Conference Pear, Victoria Plum or Morello Cherry subject to availability. All trees are on dwarf rootstock producing trees between 6ft to 8ft tall and are available strictly one fruit tree per allotment. . We hope you will support our efforts by purchasing a bag of fruit tree fertiliser, with plant instructions, for only £3.00 per bag.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Seed Potatoes & Red Onions

Due to adverse weather conditions two weeks ago in Scotland all outstanding seed potatoes and red onions orders are now due to be available for collection on Saturday 3rd March 2012. For all those members on e-mail we will e-mail you once they have arrived. We are still taking orders for Kestrel, Charlotte & Desiree seed potatoes and have spring planted garlic available for sale

Friday, 3 February 2012

Seeds, Peas & Runner Beans *NOW IN*

To complement our small selection of mainly vegetable seeds we are also offering 100g bags of Hurst Greenshaft Peas for only 80p/bag and Scarlet Emperor Runner Beans for only £1.40 per bag.

Should sales of our seeds prove to be a success we aim to expand our selection for 2013.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers

Over the next few months you will notice some new faces in and around the shop! We hope you will join us and give a warm welcome to our new intake of Duke of Edinburgh volunteers.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Potatoes, Onions, Shallots & Spring Garlic

Please collect all potato and allium orders ASAP, which arived on 22nd January 2012, as we are struggling for space!.

We now have a large selection of the above on general sale/to order from only £1.00 per bag including Red Duke of York, Charlotte, Kestrel & Desiree potatoes.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Gro-well & Humax Compost Prices

Despite soaring energy and raw materials costs throughout the industry, we are pleased to announce there will be no increase in 2012 in the cost of our high quality Gro-well & Humax compost prices. We are determined to deliver value to our members.