Fruit, vegetable and plant sales at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane allotments
Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has plant sales over two weekends this May.

You’ll be able to purchase vegetables, fruit, bedding, herb and perennial plants at the bring and buy-style sales running between 9.30am and 2.30pm on:

  • Saturday 5 May 2018
  • Sunday 6 May 2018
  • Saturday 19 May 2018
  • Sunday 20 May 2018

The society is raising funds towards further site improvements, and will also be selling home-made cakes and refreshments. Allotment holders will be on hand to chat and offer friendly advice. Donations of plants are welcome.

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

May 2017 fruit, vegetable and plant sales at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane allotments
Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society is hosting plant sales over two weekends this May.

You’ll be able to purchase vegetables, fruit, bedding, herb and perennial plants at the bring and buy-style sales running between 9.30am and 2.30pm on:

  • Saturday 6 May 2017
  • Sunday 7 May 2017
  • Saturday 20 May 2017
  • Sunday 21 May 2017

With the sales raising funds towards site improvements, they will also be selling home-made cakes and refreshments. Allotment holders will also be on hand to chat and offer friendly advice.

Donations of plants will be welcomed, or if you would like to get involved contact them directly via their website:

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

Fruit, vegetable and plant sales at Hagg Lane allotments this May

Hagg Lane allotments
Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has plant sales over two weekends this May.

You’ll be able to purchase vegetables, fruit, bedding, herb and perennial plants at the bring and buy-style sales running between 9.30am and 2.30pm on:

  • Saturday 7 May 2016
  • Sunday 8 May 2016
  • Saturday 21 May 2016
  • Sunday 22 May 2016

With the sales raising funds towards site improvements, they will also be selling home-made cakes and refreshments. Allotment holders will also be on hand to chat and offer friendly advice.

Donations of plants will be welcomed, or if you would like to get involved contact them directly via their website:

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

Hagg Lane allotments: potatoes, seeds and coffee morning for would-be growers

Hagg Lane Allotment Society is holding an open morning on Sunday 31 January to celebrate the new growing season and the arrival of this year’s seed potatoes.

Coffee and cake will be available between 9.30am and 12.30pm, and more than 20 different varieties of potatoes will be available from £1 a bag.

Potatoes can be grown in containers on a sunny patio and new potatoes can be ready to harvest from 10 weeks after planting, weather conditions permitting.

The Allotment Society Hut, on Back Lane, also stocks vegetable and flower seeds, compost and other gardening products, and is now open on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, from 9.30am.

Hagg Lane Allotments Society

Volunteers wanted for National Trust community allotment

Hagg Lane allotments
Hagg Lane allotments

The National Trust would like help looking after their new community allotment plot at Hagg Lane allotments in Crosspool.

They hold a regular workday 1:30pm-3pm each Tuesday and ad-hoc events take place on other days.

Members of the public are more than welcome to come along and join in. They particularly need someone who lives locally to nip in to water the plants in the polytunnel.

The allotment is at the very top of the site and is accessed via Stephen Hill.

For further information please contact:

Alpacas make their home in Crosspool on Holly Hagg

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A small herd of alpacas are settling in on a field near Hagg Lane allotments in Crosspool.

The three male animals have the run of Holly Hagg, a three-acre plot on the hill where Long Lane meets Back Lane/Bole Hill Road. They’ve been there about four weeks.

Crosspool alpacas
Crosspool alpacas

They’re very hardy animals, and a north-facing slope in Sheffield is nothing compared to where the species originated in the Andes. They don’t like getting wet so have a shelter at the bottom of the field.

Holly Hagg isn’t open access, but you can usually get a good view of the alpacas from Long Lane. If you see someone working in the field when you visit then have a word with them and you should be able to take a closer look.

The alpacas are neutered and were sold as ‘seconds’. They don’t hold much financial value but are microchipped, tagged and registered with the British Alpaca Society for easy identification.

The herd and Holly Hagg are a looked after by community group called Friends of Holly Hagg. Their aim is to make the land more fertile, biodiverse, beautiful and productive. As well as the alpacas, there’s already plenty going on with bee hives, a pond ready to be filled, a simple irrigation system and plots for vegetables.

If you want to find out more or get involved with Friends of Holly Hagg, get in touch with Claire via Facebook, on 07779 067718 or by emailing claire@gregorysheffield.plus.com.

Crosspool alpacas
Crosspool alpacas
Crosspool alpacas on Holly Hagg
Crosspool alpacas on Holly Hagg
Crosspool alpacas
Crosspool alpacas grazing
Crosspool alpacas
Crosspool alpacas

Bullet points from Special Allotments Open Meeting

Fire at Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society hut
Damage caused by the recent arson at
Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society hut

Earlier today Crosspool Forum hosted a Special Open Meeting at St Columba’s to discuss recent vandalism to local allotments.

Fifty three allotment tenants from Marsh Lane, Hagg Lane, Rosco Bank and Rivelin attended with a view to discussing how to prevent such problems in the future.

The attendees came up with nine proposals – download the bullet point summary below.

Special Allotments Open Meeting bullet points (PDF, 58KB)

Calver Fields armed mugging: Crosspool teenagers reminded to be vigilant

Carver fields
Carver fields

Local Neighbourhood Watch representatives are urging Crosspool teenagers to employ streetwise safety after three boys were threatened with guns and mugged near Calver Fields on Thursday 19 June around 11pm.

The teenagers were among the last to leave an end-of-exams gathering in the field near Hagg Lane. While walking up the hill to go home two men stopped them and threatened them with guns. The men escaped with at least one mobile phone.

The boys called the police, who met them at the junction of Hagg Lane and Manchester Road. You may have heard a police helicopter looking for the perpetrators later on Thursday night.

If you have teenagers celebrating the end of term or passing exams then a reminder to be extra vigilant.