Saturday 9th December

Dear all

Saturday 9th December is our last working session of the year so please attend if you can – meeting at 10am in the car park as usual. The Hollies car park is still open if you approach coming up Weetwood Lane from Headingley but the road is currently closed coming from the ring road.

There’s still plenty of clearing and chopping to be done so bring spades, forks, secateurs and loppers. The ground is quite muddy at the moment so wear appropriate footwear and be prepared to wrap up warm!!

There will be festive refreshments afterwards – mince pies and maybe a drop of mulled wine.

We’d like to thank you all for your hard work throughout the year and hope to see you on the 9th.

Future dates in 2018:
Saturday 13th January 10am
Saturday 10th February 10am
Saturday 10th March 10am

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Weetwood Lane

The Hollies car park is still open!

Weetwood Lane is closed to allow Yorkshire Water to repair the sewer collapse that was recently identified. The closure is from Oxley Hall to The Hollies and will last for 5 weeks from 22 November.

The 28 bus service is diverted via Otley road and the Ring Road, but a free shuttle bus, operated by Leeds City Travel, will run between Weetwood Lane and Headingley Arndale Centre where connections can be made to other services.

The timetable can be found by clicking on the link below:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j9hpw07crchm4t3/Weetwood%20Lane.docx?dl=0

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Great to see so many regular volunteers last month as well as a huge number of LUU students. We managed to plant all the daffodil bulbs ( 750 in total!) and cleared a well used path of overhanging branches to make it more accessible.

We meet again at 10am in the Weetwood Lane car park on Saturday 11th November. There will be more bulbs to plant and lots of general clearing to be done so plenty for everyone. A selection of tools will be available but please bring spades, forks, trowels and secateurs if possible. We’ll finish around noon and have some well earned refreshments!

Future dates for your diary:
Saturday 9th December at 10am
Saturday 13th January at 10am
Saturday 10th February at 10am

Thanks again to everyone for your continued help and support.

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Saturday 14 October

Hope everyone had a good summer and that you’re all raring to get back to work in The Hollies.

We have exciting news this month as we’ve been told we have won a Platinum Award in the Parks In Bloom competition which includes many parks in the Leeds area. A huge WELL DONE to Frank and his team and to all our volunteers who have contributed. Our hard work and dedication is obviously appreciated!

Our work on Saturday 14th October starts at 10am meeting in the Weetwood Lane car park as usual.Frank has bulbs for us to plant ( not the 5,000 we did last year but plenty to keep us occupied!). there will also be the usual clearing and cutting back so bring trowels, spades, forks, loppers and saws.

Refreshments will be available afterwards from our dedicated catering staff!

Future dates:
Saturday November 11th at 10am
Saturday 9th December at 10am

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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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