Saturday 8th July

Thanks to all who attended and helped with the plant sale and cake stall in May.
Fortunately we had good weather and made over £600 profit all of which will be used to buy shrubs, plants and bulbs for The Hollies.

Last month’s project involved clearing an area we planted up last year with hostas which started off as little more than clumps of earth with tiny shoots and are now in full bloom and looking quite spectacular.

We know a lot of regular volunteers are away on holiday so if you are available on 8th July please try to attend. There’s no meeting in August so the one after this will be on 9th September.

In the meantime we wish you all an enjoyable summer!

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The Friends of the Hollies fund raising Plant Sale takes place just beyond the Weetwood Lane car park from 9.30am until 11.30am on Saturday 20th May.

We’ll have a wide range of bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and herbs for sale as well as drinks and home made cakes.

All profits are used to buy bulbs and shrubs for planting in The Hollies. This is a great opportunity to start stocking up your garden and helping a very worthwhile cause – all are welcome.

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The Annual Plant Sale!

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Plant Sale 2017

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Saturday 8 April

Thanks to the everyone who came along in March. We managed to clear out a lot more blocked drainage ditches – muddy work but well worthwhile!

Our next meet is Saturday 8th April meeting at 10am as usual in the car park. We’ll be doing more of the same kind of work so bring spades, forks, secateurs and loppers if possible. The ground’s started drying out now but decent footwear and gloves are still a must.

Hot drinks and homemade cakes will be our reward when we’ve finished.

Future dates:
Saturday 20th May – Plant sale 9.30am
Saturday 10th June – 10am
Saturday 8th July – 10am

The plant sale is our next meeting and replaces our working session on the second Saturday.

Please let us know if you can help out as we’ll be looking for volunteers to help set up, run the stalls, bake cakes and help clear up afterwards. We’ll ask at the April meeting but if you wont be there please e-mail to offer your services!
See you all soon!
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Saturday 11 March

Many thanks to the large number of volunteers who came along in February. We managed to clear huge areas of brambles and clear out a lot of blocked drainage ditches – muddy work but well worthwhile!
Our next meet is Saturday 11th March meeting at 10am as usual in the car park. We’ll be doing more of the same kind of work so bring spades, forks, secateurs and loppers if possible. It’s even more muddy than last time so decent footwear and gloves are essential. The snowdrops and daffodils we planted are looking fantastic and should spur us on whilst we’re working!
Hot drinks and homemade cakes will be our reward when we’ve finished.
Future dates:
Saturday 8th April – 10am
Saturday 20th May – Plant sale 9.30am
Saturday 10th June – 10am
The plant sale is on the THIRD Saturday of May and replaces our working session on the second Saturday. Please bear the date in mind as we’ll be looking for volunteers to help set up, run the stalls, bake cakes and help clear up afterwards – there’ll be more details in next month’s e-mail.
See you all soon!
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Saturday 11th February

We had a good start to the new year at our January session – lots of volunteers and plenty of hard work.
The February session on Saturday 11th will include more clearing of paths, channels and areas with potential for future planting.
The ground is wet and boggy at the moment so sturdy footwear is a must – bring spades, forks and loppers if you have them.
Also keep a lookout for the daffodils and other bulbs which are starting to appear – we’ll hopefully have a glorious display in a few weeks time.
Meet at 10am in the main Hollies car park (off Weetwood Lane).
Hot drinks and cakes will be available to restore our energy levels at the end!
Future dates:
Saturday 11th March
Saturday 8th April
Plant sale in May (date to be confirmed)
Hope to see you all soon.
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Saturday 14 January 2017

A very happy New Year to all our volunteers!!
Hope you all had  a good break over the festive season and are ready to work hard to get rid of some of those mince pies.
We start again on Saturday 14th January 2017 and then meet every second Saturday in the month.  Meet at 10am in the main Hollies car park (off Weetwood Lane).
Hopefully we’ll have some nice bright weather to welcome us back.
Future dates:
Saturday 11th February
Saturday 11th March
Saturday 8th April
Hope to see you all soon.
P.S. For those who were at the December session – can you please check your spades as we have a spare (red and black handle) but are missing one with red tape at the handle. If you have it please bring it and we’ll swap them over.
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Saturday 10th December

Saturday 10th December is our last working party of the year so we’d like to thank all our volunteers for their hard work over the last 12 months.
We achieved a great deal and spring should see a wonderful display of daffodils and crocus from the thousands of bulbs we planted. More planting is on the cards for Saturday so please bring a spade if possible.
Also a big thank you to Liz and June for the delicious cakes and hot drinks they’ve provided – we’ll hopefully be rewarded with festive mince pies this time!!
Diary dates:
Saturday 14th January
Saturday 11th February
Saturday 11th March
Let’s make 2017 another good year!!
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Saturday 12 November

 

Dear All

We achieved an incredible amount last month thanks to a record breaking number of volunteers. We had 5,000 bulbs to plant and hoped to plant a significant amount – we certainly didn’t expect to plant all of them!!!  Well done to all who helped.

Our next date is Saturday 12th November – we’ll have a new batch of bulbs to plant and there’ll be plenty of clearing to do. The Hollies are very dry at the moment so let’s hope it stays that way until Saturday.  Meet as usual at 10am in the car park and there’ll be a hot drink and delicious home made cakes at the end.

Future dates (second Saturday in the month for those who haven’t realised!):

Saturday 10th December 2016 at 10am

Saturday 14th January 2017 at 10am

Saturday 11th February 2017 at 10am

See you there!

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Saturday 8 October

Thanks to all our volunteers who came along to our September meeting and worked so hard to clear a large area ready for bulb planting this month. We have around 5,000 spring bulbs which should keep everybody busy for a couple of hours or so! Fortunately we have been offered help from the Leeds University Union Conservation Volunteers which we have gratefully accepted.

The ground is still muddy so stout walking shoes are recommended along with gardening gloves and trowels & spades if you have them. As ever we will be rewarded with a hot drink and home made cakes when we finish! Meet as usual at 10am in The Hollies car park.

Future dates:

Saturday 12th November at 10am

Saturday 10th December at 10am

We look forward to seeing you all.

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