Watery Lane Allotment & Leisure Garden Association

Our Association, formed 2009, works in partnership with Codsall Parish Council who own and administer Watery Lane Allotment & Leisure Gardens. The aim of the association is to promote the interests of all members in their gardening activities and to conduct negotiations as necessary to improve the facilities at the site.

Take a tour of our Green Flag award winning site.

Click the link for a short YouTube video from mid April.   https://youtu.be/EkMWVZiQ3Cc

Testing the roadway refurbishment.

Click the link for a 60 sec.YouTube video; test by storm and hail.  http://youtu.be/9vc0noEpUYs







  • Roadway Refurbishment

    The 40 ton of crushed Limestone has all but gone. Thanks to Mick, Dennis and friends, who did some sterling work this weekend, the stone has been spread, graded and compressed. The road survived the storms and hailstones with flying colours and is less taxing for plot holders cars.  See right hand panel.


  • Plot Inspections May

    The first plot inspections were carried out during the week and there were eight that failed to reach a reasonable standard. The Parish Council have been informed and will send letters to the failing plot holders. There will be another inspection of failing plots in three weeks to check that there has been some improvement.


  • Program for raised beds

    This year we are moving forward with the building the first of a limited number of raised beds for use of the less able members of the community. The materials have arrived so we're off.  We have diggers, holders, measurers, lifters and shovelers. Work is now well under way on construction the first  of the raised beds. Photos in right hand side panel.

    Follow the link in the left hand menu panel for more detail.


  • Best Kept Plots

    This year the association best kept plot competition will be judged in June.  More details closer to the date.
    Prizes for:  
    The best overall plot
    The best kept newcomer plot

    At the annual BBQ later in the year there will be prizes for:
    The heaviest cucurbit (start growing now)
    The tallest sunflower (have you sown the seeds yet?)


  • Green Flag

    We achieved the Green Flag Community Award for the third year and we've applied again for the award this year.  Our application has been accepted and this year we will be subject of a "mystery shopper" inspection, which could take place any time between now and autumn.


  • Annual BBQ 2017

    The sun shone!  Everyone seemed to enjoy the day. Food, drink, sun and the children having fun, what more could you want.  With ticket money, raffle takings and donations for Ian's beer the association benefited by £220.


  • Polytunnel

    Although the Polytunnel looks full at the moment,  if you need some space, please ask Dennis and I'm sure he will find an area for you. However, we do have to be some guidelines on use, so please adhere to the following:
     
    Use restricted to members of the Association.
    Should only to be used for;
                    Propagation in pots or trays
                    Overwintering in pots or trays
                    Plants growing in pots or trays               
                    Small plants like tomatoes or peppers OK               
                    Wiry Plants like cucumbers No!
                    Large shrubs No!

    Please try to keep your plants together in an area on the ample bench space and ensure they are clearly labelled and identified with your name or plot number. In such a confined space, disease control is important to stop spread to other holder’s plants.  As the area is to be shared by all members, please avoid being too greedy with the space. Also members retain responsibility for watering their own plants.

    Anyone using the facility does so at their own risk as neither the association nor the Parish Council can accept responsibility for any loss or damage. 


The Allotments

Welcome to Watery Lane Allotment & Leisure Gardens.

We are situated on the edge of Codsall and Bilbrook on Watery Lane.
It is a lovely peaceful site, bordered by a stream and fields.

Finished Roadway

I love cabbage and sprouts


The boys are back in town




BBQ September 2017



Green Flag Award 2017
3rd consecutive year