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







  • Annual BBQ 2018

    Don't forget this years BBQ is Saturday 1st September,  tickets £2.00 form Dennis, visitors welcome.

    For this years competitions, please see the on site board.


  • Green Flag

    Our application was accepted and this year we were subject of a "mystery shopper" inspection.  We passed and have been awarded the Green Flag award for the fourth year running.  We should be getting a 2018 flag.


  • 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?)


  • Program for raised beds

    Work on the first of the raised beds continues as can be seen in the photos in the right hand side panel.  We've applied to the local Parish Council for a grant to complete the second raised bed and await a decision.

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


  • 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.


  • 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

More rain please

The boys still working



BBQ September 2017



Green Flag Award 2017
3rd consecutive year