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

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has fundraising fruit, vegetable and plant sales over two weekends in May.

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

Hagg Lane allotments, take during the March 2013 snowfall
Hagg Lane allotments, take during the March 2013 snowfall
  • Saturday 4 May 2013
  • Sunday 5 May 2013
  • Saturday 18 May 2013
  • Sunday 19 May 2013

The sales are to raise funds towards their new allotment community hut. They’ll also be selling hot drinks and home-made cakes. If you wish to donate plants or get involved then contact them directly via their website:

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

Fruit, vegetable and plant sales at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has fundraising fruit, vegetable and plant sales on four days during May, starting this weekend.

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

  • Saturday 5 May 2012
  • Sunday 6 May 2012
  • Saturday 19 May 2012
  • Sunday 20 May 2012

The sales are to raise funds towards their new community hut. They’ll also be selling hot drinks and home-made cake at the sales. If you wish to donate plants or get involved then contact them directly via their website:

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

Crosspool cards now on sale in Craft Angels

A limited edition pack of five greetings cards featuring photos of Crosspool in the Spring  has gone on sale in Craft Angels.

You can see below some of the local scenes on view in the set, which include daffodils on Manchester Road, the wonderful blossom on Watt Lane and Spring in the precinct.

Envelopes are included and the cards are blank inside so you can use them for general greetings cards, at Christmas, birthdays or other special occasions.

The cards are available now from Craft Angels on Sandygate Road. A pack costs just £2.50 and any money raised will go towards local community group Crosspool Forum.

Crosspool cards
Get your limited edition Crosspool cards now!

Local gardens open up for festival – video and photos

Saturday’s Open Gardens event once again saw proud local residents open up their private gardens to the public to raise money for charities.

Green-fingered locals showed off their plants, flowers, vegetables and garden displays and served tea and cake to visitors. Nine gardens were available to look around this year.

You can see some photos below from some of the gardens – and watch a video showing the model railway installed in Dave Mason’s Den Bank Close back garden.

Hanging baskets and planters installed in precinct

If you’ve passed Crosspool shops on Sandygate Road recently then you will have seen that new hanging baskets and planters have been installed around the precinct.

The new additions will support our Sheffield in Bloom competition entry for 2011.

A planter in Crosspool precinct
A planter in Crosspool precinct
Hanging baskets in Crosspool precinct
Hanging baskets in Crosspool precinct
Planters opposite Artisan restaurant in Crosspool precinct
Planters opposite Artisan restaurant in Crosspool precinct

Bring and Buy plant and vegetable sales this weekend

Bring and Buy plant sale
Bring and Buy plant sale at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane and District Gardeners’ Allotments Society are hosting Bring and Buy plant and vegetable sales this weekend.

The events are scheduled for Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, 9.30am-2.30pm.

Organised by local volunteers, the sales take place at Back Lane allotments. The non-profit making group hopes to raise funds towards a new trading hut for the benefit of the allotmenting and wider local community Refreshments will be available.

Below are some of our planned surplus fruit, vegetable and flowering plants they hope to have on offer. Hanging baskets will also be on sale.

Vegetables:

Tomatoes (10+ Varieties) Tomatoes-Tumbling Tom Cucumber Lettuce (inc cut and come again) Aubergine Beetroot Broad Beans Broccoli Butternut Squashes Cabbage x4 Cauliflower Chard Chilli Peppers Collard Courgette Fennel French Bean Heritage Cabbage Jerusalem Artichoke Kale Leeks Pak Choi Parsnip Peas Peppers Pumpkins
Rhubarb Runner Beans Spinach Sprouts (3 Varieties) Sprouts (Club Root Resistant) Swede Sweet Corn

Flowers:

Begonia Chrysanthemums Cosmos Dahlia Echinacea Foxgloves Geranium Lavender Lobelia Marigold (4 Varieties) Pansy Petunia Rudbeckia Streptocarpus Sunflowers Sweet Peas Fruit Blackcurrants Blueberries Melons Gooseberries- Red Gooseberries- White Strawberry Plants

Plus various herbs.

Hagg Lane and District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

Bring and Buy plant and vegetable sales

Bring and Buy plant sale
Bring and Buy plant sale at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane and District Gardeners’ Allotments Society are hosting several Bring and Buy plant and vegetable sales over two upcoming weekends.

The events are scheduled for Saturday 30 April and 1 May, and then again on Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May,  9.30am-2.30pm.

Organised by local volunteers, the sales take place at Back Lane allotments. The non-profit making group hopes to raise funds towards a new trading hut for the benefit of the allotmenting and wider local community Refreshments will be available.

Below are some of our planned surplus fruit, vegetable and flowering plants they hope to have on offer.

Vegetables:

Tomatoes (10+ Varieties) Tomatoes-Tumbling Tom Cucumber Lettuce (inc cut and come again) Aubergine Beetroot Broad Beans Broccoli Butternut Squashes Cabbage x4 Cauliflower Chard Chilli Peppers Collard Courgette Fennel French Bean Heritage Cabbage Jerusalem Artichoke Kale Leeks Pak Choi Parsnip Peas Peppers Pumpkins
Rhubarb Runner Beans Spinach Sprouts (3 Varieties) Sprouts (Club Root Resistant) Swede Sweet Corn

Flowers:

Begonia Chrysanthemums Cosmos Dahlia Echinacea Foxgloves Geranium Lavender Lobelia Marigold (4 Varieties) Pansy Petunia Rudbeckia Streptocarpus Sunflowers Sweet Peas Fruit Blackcurrants Blueberries Melons Gooseberries- Red Gooseberries- White Strawberry Plants

Plus various herbs.

Hagg Lane and District Gardeners’ Allotments Society

Crosspool wins Sheffield in Bloom award

The photos below, taken over the summer, show some of the dozen hanging baskets and four planters in the precinct at Crosspool.

Entering the Lord Mayor’s Sheffield in Bloom for the first time this year, Crosspool Forum’s impressive displays were successful in winning the Community Silver award.

Our thanks go to Norton Nurseries for making up such vibrant and spectacular displays, and Streetforce for maintaining them so admirably throughout the summer.

Funds allowing, and with the help and support of precinct businesses and shops, Crosspool Forum will be aiming for gold in 2011.

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Spring bulb planting this Saturday

Crosspool Forum is inviting local residents to join in with the planting of 1,000 crocus and 3,000 daffodil bulbs along Manchester Road.

If you can spare an hour and would like to come along, we’ll be meeting at 10am this Saturday, 2nd October, at the top of Hagg Lane, at its junction with Manchester Road.

The local Beaver group also has 1,000 crocuses of their own, which they are planning to plant in the shape of their emblem on the sloping verge which flanks the Manchester Road Pelican crossing’s tactile paved surface.

Pictures of Manchester Road daffodils

Spring flowers
Smith College 2010 Spring Bulb Show by foroyar22 on Flickr. Used under the Creative Commons licence