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

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Seed Potato Orders

We are still taking orders for seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots and spring planted garlic for collection late January 2015. For full listing and prices please see post below.

25% Discount Off Mr Fothergill's Seeds

Following the fantastic response last year we are again offering our members the opportunity to order a larger selection of seeds via e-mail and save 25% off the retail price of all Mr Fothergill's seeds.  All seeds are to be paid for on collection and members will be notified via e-mail of their arrival. Orders received by midnight Sunday each week we will endeavor to have available for collection from the hut the following weekend. Our current opening hours are Sunday between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

To compliment this service, from mid January, we will again be offering a fully stocked seed merchandiser in the society hut.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

To order now! (Delivery Sunday 25th January 2015)

26 VARIETIES-JBA PREMIUM SCOTTISH SEED POTATOES
(500g/2.5kg)

First Earlies
£1.00/£3.20 Arran Pilot (White)
£1.00/£3.20 Foremost (White)
£1.00/£3.20 International Kidney (White)
£1.00/£3.20 Lady Christl (White)
£1.00/£3.20 Pentland Javelin (White)
£1.00/£3.20 Red Duke Of York (Red)
£1.00/£3.20 Rocket (White)
£1.00/    x    Swift (White)
£1.00/    x    Winston (White)
Second Earlies
£1.00/£3.20 Charlotte (White)
£1.00/£3.20 Kestrel (White with blue eyes)
£1.00/    x    Marfona (Light Yellow)
£1.00/    x    Nadine (White)
£1.00/£3.20 Nicola (Yellow)
£1.00/£3.20 Wilja (Yellow skin with white flesh)
Maincrop
£1.00/£3.20 Cara (White with red eyes)
£1.00/£3.20 Desiree (Red)
£1.00/£3.20 King Edward (White with red eyes)
£1.00/£3.20 Maris Piper (White)
£1.00/    x    Maxine (Red)
£1.00/    x    Picasso  (White)
£1.30/£3.50 Pink Fir Apple*2Kg* (Wonderful Nutty taste)
£1.00/    x    Romano (Red)
£1.30/£3.50 Sarpo Mira*2Kg* - Blight Resistance (White)
£1.30/£3.50 Setanta - Blight Resistance (Red)
£1.00/£3.20 Valor (White)

SPRING PLANTED ONION SETS, SHALLOTS AND GARLIC
Onion Sets 500g
£1.40 Sturon
£1.70 Turbo
£1.70 Red Baron
£1.40 Stuttgart Giant
Shallots 500g
£1.90 Golden Gourmet
£1.90 Red Sun


Garlic 125g
£1.90 Vigor (White)

FERTILISERS & ACCESSORIES
£2.50 Nitro Chalk Onion, Leek & Garlic Fertiliser
£2.50 Sterilised Bonemeal Potato Fertiliser
£1.00 Hessian Sacks (Each)

Friday, 3 October 2014

E-Mail Troubles

Many thanks to all those who have replied to our recent volunteer request,via e-mail, for tomorrow at 10.30am. We are currently having e-mail problems with our hotmail account and are sorry we are unable to respond.
Update: Thanks to all our members who volunteered today what a truly fantastic effort :-)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Attempted Break-in

Last Sunday evening, sometime after 7.00pm, we suffered an attempted break-in at the allotment society hut.  Fortunately the people were unsuccessful and we think on this occasion the suspects were disturbed. Thankfully only minor damage was caused. Police were called with DNA evidence taken, (Crime reference No. K/9704/2014), and we are appealing for any information in relation to this or the previous arson attack on the hut. It seems that we have attempted to patch up the damage from the arson attack but now have to be vigilant about the possibility of theft.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Allotment Shed Alarm, UV pen & Smartwater Day (Sunday 21st Sept 2014 10.00am-12.00pm)

After the recent arson attacks and damage to plots we have been advised to remind our members not to leave any valuables on site. To protect allotment sheds & tools in transit South Yorkshire Police has kindly given us some free allotment shed alarms and UV marking pens to distribute to our members. For any high value items in transit such as hedge trimmers, chainsaws, strimmers etc we will be holding a Smartwater marking day, this Sunday between 10.00am and 12.00pm, where our volunteers will mark up possessions free of charge.

Please could we remind all our members who have placed recent orders for Japanese onion and overwintering crops to collect ASAP. We still have availability of the following as per post dated 11th July 2014 below.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Deputy Prime Minister's Visit

We were pleased to receive a visit from our local MP and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, on Friday. We showed him the recent arson damage the society hut has suffered and also shared with him our vision to design and build a secure new allotment community hut, which is fit for the twenty-first century. As a society we have been fundraising for the last seven years and the need for a new hut is now more pressing then ever. We would welcome any further fundraising suggestions, donations or offers of help. 

To read the article in The Sheffield Star click here.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Allotment Meeting for Hagg Lane & Marsh Lane Plotholders

Friday 5th September 2014 at 10.00am, St Columba's Church Hall, Manchester Rd, Crosspool.

In attendance will be "local Police Officers (Pam Thompson and Gary Hizam), Council Officers, local Councillors (Anne Murphy & Rob Frost) and Crosspool Forum Representatives"

"The meeting will allow us to discuss recent arson attacks on the allotments, safety and security issues, and how plot holders can be supported by the agencies in attendance to prevent further incidents on the allotments in the future.
Please try to make the meeting if you are able and let other people know it is happening and that they are welcome to attend".

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Re-opening

We will re-open this weekend after the disgraceful arson attack on 14/08/2014 which left our volunteers in tears:-
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/community-digs-in-after-allotments-arson-1-6796306

A further disgusting arson attack, 2 minutes walk away, on Marsh Lane allotment site occurred  on 24/08/2014
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/arson-blaze-leaves-sheffield-allotment-holders-devastated-1-6804087


We hope to have all Autumn planted crops available for our members to collect on Sunday 31st August 2014.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Arson update

We would like to thank everyone who helped fill the skip with debris and helped make the building secure earlier today. What a fantastic effort. We are also very touched by the over 50 e-mails we have received offering your support (far too many to reply to just yet!).

We are meeting at around 9.30am in the morning to assess what needs to be done next.

Arson Attack 14.08.2014

Unfortunately the allotment hut suffered an arson attack last night at around 11.00pm.  There is considerable damage to both the building and stock.  The hut volunteers are on site currently but it is going to take a long time to clear up and we really need some help.  If you are able to help either today or tomorrow morning, please turn up to lend a hand.  It is quite a depressing experience for the hut volunteers to turn up and see so much damage, so if you are able to help out this would be greatly appreciated.   As things stand we shall be closed until further notice.

There have also been further individual plot break-ins last night, presumably by the same group of people.  We have informed some tenants we know to have been entered but it would be worth checking to see whether your allotment has also been affected.  If so, please inform the police. Each allotment has to receive its own crime reference number.






Thursday, 31 July 2014

National Trust Event, Plot 1 Hagg Lane, Tuesday 12th August 2-4pm

The National Trust "Sheffield Allotment Project team would like to invite you to visit the project on Hagg Lane, Sheffield and attend the official opening of the Poly tunnel! This will be a celebration of all of the hard work which has been undertaken so far. This will include a tour, a summary of the project aims and a chance to meet the team involved.Tea and cake will be provided,"

Friday, 11 July 2014

Autumn Planted Crops 2014

We are now taking orders for the following quality Autumn planted crops, and bulbs, at 2013 prices!:-

"Senshyu" Japanese Onion Sets 500g (80-100 bulbs)£1.40
The original "Japanese overwintering onion". Semi-flat and yellow with brown skin which mature late June. Feed with "Nitro Chalk Onion" fertiliser.
"Radar" Japanese Onion Sets 500g (80-100 bulbs)£1.60 *SOLD OUT 17/09/2014*
Top performing white popular overwintering variety. Producing excellent yields of mild tasting onions from late May. Particularly resistant to bolting and stores well until Autumn.
"Blood Red" Japanese Onion sets 500g (80-100 bulbs)£1.80 *SOLD OUT 17/09/2014*
A northern European variety produced to withstand harsh climates. Oval in shape, light red in colour, it has an excellent flavour and is a heavy cropper less prone to bolting.
"Thermidrome" Autumn planting Garlic 125g (2-3 Lge bulbs) £1.60
Commercially grown variety with soft neck producing large bulbs of good flavour.
"Feltham First" peas 250g £1.50
A round-seeded dwarf variety for Autumn sowing. Good cold tolerance.
"Aquadulce" Broad Bean 250g £1.50
The standard overwintering variety. Good cold tolerance producing compact plants with high yields.
"White Tilney" Mustard (Green Manure) 250g £2.00
A quality quick growing Mustard variety which develops a high level of green matter. Sow Aug-Sept at 5g/sq metre.
"Forage" Rye (Green Manure) 250g £1.20
For sowing Aug-Nov at 9g/square metre for turning in Apr-May. Suited to most soil types particularly heavier soils.
Hyacinth Spring Flowering Bulbs 70p each
Large 16/17cm "prepared" bulbs. Various colour choices available on collection.

Delivery expected late August 2014 and current 2014 Membership required. Please order early to avoid disappointment and ADVANCE PAYMENT secures. Please ensure collection of all orders by Sunday 5th October 2014 (as storage space is limited)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Potato Blight Warning

We have had one confirmed case of potato blight effecting Charlotte on the Hagg Lane site, which is the first in the area.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tour de France opening hours - Sunday 6th July 2014

We are open Sunday between 9.30am until 10.30am only, as we are rushing off to watch the Tour de France.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Free Skip


Where
Outside the Allotment Society hut
When
9.30am Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th July (or until full!)
Organised by
Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society
For
Hagg Lane plotholders (Plotholders of other sites should contact
 Sheffield Allotment Office direct)


List of items which may be placed in the skip:-
a
Glass
a
Plastics
a
Carpet
List of items which may NOT be placed in the skip under NO circumstances:-
r
Wood & Plant material (burn it!)
r
Scrap Metal (Place outside the hut for scrapman)
r
Asbestos (Contact Sheffield Allotment Office for advice)
r
Gas Canisters (Take to the shop of origin)
r
Tyres
r
Electrical Equipment
r
Bricks (Great for paths!)
r
Items from off site

Monday, 19 May 2014

Raffle Winner

Congratulations go to Heather Sharpe who was the winner of our £100 Spear & Jackson Garden Tool Plant Sale raffle as drawn by Rob Woodford yesterday.

A huge thanks to all those of you who bought or donated plants, purchased raffle tickets, baked cakes and of course volunteered.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

This weekend's Plant Sale

The second of our annual "bring and buy" plant sales, to raise funds towards our long term plans to build a new allotment community hut, will take place this weekend between 9.30am and 2.30pm on both Saturday & Sunday. We do hope you will again come and support us as we have a large selection of vegetable, fruit, herbs and bedding plants available. This time we also have a small selection of named varieties of blueberries, redcurrents, gooseberries and raspberries available. We will again have tea, coffee and a selection of homemade cakes also available.

To make this possible we would really appreciate any donations of cakes, surplus plants/seedlings that we could sell at the sale.

We are also looking for volunteers on the following days for an hour or so:-
Friday 16th May 6pm-7pm (putting plants out, labelling & pricing- 6 to 8 volunteers)
Sunday 18th May 2.30pm-3.30pm (putting any unsold plants away- 4 to 6 volunteers)

Please let us know if you can volunteer so we can get some idea of numbers and thank you for your fantastic support.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

2014 Plant Sales

We are pleased to announce the dates of our annual "bring and buy" plant sales to raise funds towards our long term plans to build a new allotment community hut. They will take place between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th May and again on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2014 and we do hope you will come and support us. We hope to have a large selection of vegetable, fruit, herbs and bedding plants available. We will again have tea, coffee and a selection of homemade cakes available.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mobile Garden Tool Sharpening Event - Sun 27th April 9.30am to 12.30pm

Next Sunday we have been approached by Dan McCready to host a "while you wait" Garden Tool Sharpening event outside the hut.  This is a great opportunity to get back into use much loved, old or second-hand tools.  Should you be interested prices and services are detailed below:-

Blade removal, sharpening, cleaning, oiling & resetting:-
Lawnmowers £15.00

Sharpening, oiling & resetting (where applicable):-
Shears, Pruners/Loppers, Axes/Choppers £5.00
Spades or Shovels £4.00
Hoes £3.00
Chisels £1.50-£2.50
Secateurs £2.00
Knives & Scissors £1-£2.00

There will also be tea, coffee and cake available while you wait for a small donation to society funds. 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Bring & Buy Plant Sales 2014

We are pleased to announce the dates of our annual "bring and buy" fundraising plant sales towards our plans for a new allotment community hut. They will take place between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday 3th & Sunday 4th May 2014 and again on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2014.

We will again have a large selection of fruit, vegetable, herb and bedding plants available along with tea, coffee and selection of homemade cakes. We would really appreciate donations of any surplus plants you may have or offers to volunteer on the day.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Farm Terrace Allotments, Watford

Farm Terrace Allotments "are now taking the Government to court for a second time and if successful, will help protect other allotment sites as a successful legal challenge by us will become case law" To view their story or to help them in anyway take a look at their website:-http://savefarmterrace.wix.com/savefarmterrace

Rhubarb, Strawberry,Raspberry & Chrysanthemum Plants

We have some lovely Rhubarb plants potted up into large 12-15" pots available for a £3.50 donation towards society funds. We also have Strawberry plants available at £1 each (x6 for £5), Raspberry canes at a £1 each (x6 for £5) and 4" Chrysanthemum plants (both earlies and lates and choice of colours) at £1.20 each (x5 for £5).

Monday, 17 March 2014

Hagg Lane Waiting List

We currently have 3 people on the waiting list (other than those with specific requirements) for a plot on our Hagg Lane site with at least 4 vacant plots coming up at the end of the month for rent. Plots cost between £80.00 and £160.00 per year (£3.08 per week) with discounts available for concessions.

Should you be interested in joining us, or a neighbouring site, please contact the Allotment Office at Sheffield City Council.

Full details including "online application form" can be found as per the following link:-
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/out--about/parks-woodlands--countryside/allotments/apply.html

Seed Potato, Onions Sets, Shallots & Garlic Availability

We still have a large selection of seed potaoes, onion sets, shallots and garlic on general sale and available for anyone who has not already pre-ordered. For varieties please see previous post below dated 11th October 2013.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Growbag Delivery Friday 14th March 2014 9am

Many thanks to all our volunteers who have pledged their support so far on Friday:-Michael, Ben, Chris, Malcolm, Bernard, Roger, Marissa & husband, Ann, Ceri, & Marion, Frank & Lorraine.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

2014 Vegetable & Bedding Plant Sales

Our 2014 plant sales are due to take place on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May 2014 and again on Sauturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2014 from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Seed Potato/Onion Set Collection from 10.30am tomorrow

Our seed potato/onion orders are available for collection from:
10.30am -12.30pm tomorrow Saturday 25th January 2014.
Please collect your order ASAP as we have limited storage space.

A huge thanks to all our volunteers who made this possible:-
Malcolm , Steve , Shirley, Ann, Eric, Marion, Peter, Michael, Marissa, John, Terry, David W, Mark, David C, Kevin, Jane, Hiliary, Kevin C, Kevin K, John, Matt & Chris (apologies if we have missed anyone) .

Should you have not already pre-ordered we have a large selection of potatoes, onions, shallots & garlic on general sale. Please see prices below:-