HGAA AGM 26th November 2015

Just a reminder that our AGM will be held on 26th November at 7.30pm in the Function Room at the Reform Club in Napier Street, Hazel Grove.

John Boulding (Treasurer) has asked me to let you know… there will be an opportunity for you to pay your subs and rent for 2016 at the AGM.  He will be emailing you with the figure you owe shortly.  If you look out for that, you can bring a cheque (made payable to HGAA) or cash on the night.

See you there 🙂

Hazel Grove Allotment Summer 2015

Latest news from Hulme Community Garden Centre

Latest news from Hulme Community Garden Centre


Saturday 23rd May – Creating a Garden for Sarah, all welcome. We are creating a willow tunnel for little people only, new path through woodland and a sitting area made out of pallets…just turn up and join in.
Saturday 6th June BBC Wild Flowers: we’re inviting volunteers and customers to get recorded on live radio working to create a flower meadow on our last earth mound….no need to book.
Saturday June 6th BioBlitz: a day of bug and beast identifying and an evening of moth madness. Booking required: find out more herehttp://www.hulmegardencentre.org.uk/node/5
Saturday June 13th Wild Rumpus: join us for family activities in Hulme Park as part of this family event. We will be creating a little forest in Hulme Park and running a crown making workshop. There will be readings of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ in different languages by different residents, including our Friday Club group who will tell the story in sign language.
Saturday and Sunday June 13th and 14th: ‘We Need to Talk About Bambi’ theatrical performance with HAB Productions. This is primarily a show for adults, but children 6+ welcome (contains some adult themes). Booking essential, find out more here:http://www.wordofwarning.org/current/2015-springsummer/marshman/
Saturday June 20th: Solstice celebrations. Come and celebrate the arrival for summer in our beautiful community garden. Make a green crown (£2 – 3-5pm drop in) or simply frolic in the flora! No booking required.
Thursday – Sunday throughout summer: Café Ooh La La will be popping up in the garden centre offering a range of delicious drinks, cakes and savoury delights. Everything is vegetarian and there are always vegan and gluten free options.

Lily Beetle is on the move!

Just a quickie to inform everyone, just in case no one has noticed, but Lily Beetle is on the move!
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Yes, those bright crimson red beetle pests, are already spreading and mating. They make a mess of plants, creating holes in leaves, but worst still when they lay  eggs, they create that horrible ‘gunky’ mess.
 If you see them………Squash them. You have to be careful collecting them off plants, as they drop quickly like a stone, and you have problems finding them again.
 One way  said to deter them is Pelargoniums, another is Garlic. If anyone wants to  now more, please let me know.
Ta for now,
Happy gardening,
Bob (A.M.)