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!
Saturday November 11th at 10am
Saturday 9th December at 10am
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!
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.
Please share and spread the word!
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!!
Saturday 14th January
Saturday 11th February
Saturday 11th March
Let’s make 2017 another good year!!
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!