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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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Get sowing!

The excitement of a future harvest...

Get sowing!

Now that the weather has at last started to look up we can all get on with sowing our seeds. Please do think about sowing some extras so that you’ll be able to bring some seedlings along to the Plant & Seedling Sale on Sunday 4th May.

Plant & Seedling Sale

Sunday 4th May, 11am - 1pm

Buy plants and seedlings grown by your fellow plotholders. Please contribute any spares that you have.

Please note that this date may change depending on weather conditions during the growing season. Last year’s cold spring meant that everything was very late so we had to defer our sale date. We will keep you informed through this website, via email and through notices on the shed on site.

Moving the Shed - Part 1

Just the base left

Moving the Shed - Part 1

The communal shed (until recently home to the Cafe) will be relocated onto the hard-standing next to the new Seed Store. The first part of the job was to dismantle it.

Click here to read more.

Free manure & woodchips

Free manure & woodchips

Regular deliveries of royal manure and woodchips are now arriving. Help yourself from plot 126.

The woodchips are ideal for paths but shouldn’t be used as a mulch on beds until they have completely composted down – which may take up to six months.

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.
Sundays 11am - 1pm

Allotment main entrance - unlocked padlock

Waiting list now open

Do you want to put your name down for a plot? Click here to find out how.

Allotment main entrance opening time

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