Carols in the Cabin 10-12 noon on Sunday 20th December 2015 Mulled wine on offer – please join us!
Billys Lane Allotments are celebrating a successful 2015 seasonJean’s Plot – September 2015 Marigolds grown as companion plants Our new “cabin” has been used as a base for a group of artists from the Wilmslow Guild to conduct a course of painting “en pleine air” and some of their work was displayed on our successful open day in July.
Undoubtedly the main event in the summer was our maiden participation in the allotments section at the Tatton Show at the end of July for which we were awarded the R.H.S. Award of Merit. This involved many of our plot holders in growing for the Show and being on hand during the Show to explain what we are about to members of the public. There was a high level of interest was in allotmenting – it was almost like being on a marathon session of “Gardener’s Question Time”!Marvin the Marrow won best vegetable at the Cheadle Hulme Show September 2015, weighing in at 45 1/4 lbs. Grown by David Rawstron from Billy’s Lane Allotments. Growing in straw bales at Billy’s Lane Allotments – September 2015
New Cabin Opening on September 28th 2014 at Billy’s Lane Allotments The cabin has been several years in the planning and we hope to use it for social functions and educational visits from local schools when we have also got our toilet in place. The Cabin was opened by retired Astronomer Royal Mr Graham Smith who gave a lovely opening speech and presented us with an interesting gardening book to add to our library. About 50 plot holders, friends and family attended and enjoyed a lovely Waitrose buffet and celebration cake in the shape of our Cabin!