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Nature blog - Jenny Bourne

The RPA Nature blog with Jenny Bourne.

Watch the seasons unfold right here at our very own allotments

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Save the date - Sunday 25th September

The 2016 Autumn Social takes place on Sunday 25th September. Don’t miss this highlight of the Allotments year.

Chilly but successful Plant Sale 2016

Chilly but successful Plant Sale 2016

The weather was against us this year, but nonetheless the 2016 Plant Sale was a success.

The cold spring meant that most of us were behind with our seedlings. However plotholders were very generous and we had a good selection of plants for sale – from tomatoes, chillies and aubergines to beans, leeks and brassicas.

The day itself was mercifully dry after heavy rain during the night. The sunny spells were beautiful but in between it felt unseasonably chilly – we were even more glad than usual of the hot drinks and cakes provided by the Cafe!

But despite the good old British weather there was a good turn-out, plenty of volunteers to help, good humour (and good cakes) all round – and we made a fantastic £205.85 profit on the plant stalls.

Many thanks to Jenny Bourne, Ruth Walker and everyone who helped with the tents, the stalls, the Cafe and of course to everyone who donated and/or purchased plants.

What to do this month

What to do this month

What should you be sowing and planting now?

What crops should be ready for harvesting?

What jobs need doing on your plot?

Find out in our month-by-month calendar of what to do and when.

Your photos

Your photos

Portraits of fellow plotholders proudly displaying their horticultural successes. Inspirational images of nature’s bounty. Or candid shots of the less savoury aspects of allotment life.

Our photo galleries feature all these – and more.

Seed Store cafe welcome sign

Seed Store cafe

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and delicious homemade cakes.
Every Sunday:
11am - 12:30pm

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Waiting list now open

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Allotment main entrance opening time

Opening and closing times throughout the year can be found here.