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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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Dates for your 2016 Diary

Sunday 28th February – Seedy Sunday
Sunday 24th April – Plant Sale
Sunday 25th September – Autumn Social

Seedy Sunday

Sunday 28th February, 11am - 12.30pm

Sorting out your seeds? More than you need? Got any spare?

Bring them along to the Seed Store any Sunday between 11.00 – 12.00 or bring on the day for our:

Seedy Sunday
Sun 28 February
11.00am – 12.30pm

Please label your seed packets clearly with seed name, variety, date when collected etc Thanks!

Contact details:
Jenny Bourne
07732 011 936

Sow Wild!

Sow Wild!

NEEDED! Green-fingered volunteers for a research project on bee ecology.

Sow Wild! is a project run by researchers at the University Of Sussex, investigating the effects of wildflowers upon pollinator numbers in urban environments. We hope the results will tell us more about how best to look after pollinators in our gardens and allotments.

Volunteers will receive a project pack, including native wildflower seeds to be sown in the spring of 2016. We ask that:

•You live within the UK
•You have an allotment or garden of minimum 20 square metres with space to sow a 2×2m wildflower patch
•You can spare a couple of hours over the summer to sample insects in the wildflower patch

Further information is provided in this PDF

To register an interest and for more information please visit or email Janine Project sign-up closes 12th Feb 2016

Plant Sale

Sunday 24th April, 11am to 1pm

If you’re sowing your seeds now please don’t forget to grow a few extra seedlings to bring along to the Plant Sale on 24th April.

If you grow it we’ll sell it – all proceeds to Allotments Funds.

Click here for more details.

Trees for the bees!

Trees for the bees!

We had a record response this year to our request for plotholders to bring along their Christmas trees for recycling in the dead hedge around the bees’ enclosure.

Click here to read more.

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

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.