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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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July 2015 Heatwave

8am on 1st July 2015

July 2015 Heatwave

Temperatures are soaring to over 34 degrees centrigrade (currently) and we’re all suffering a bit. This picture was taken at 8am today and this plotholder wasn’t alone!

It’s worth remembering that an occasional deep watering is better than lots of superficial sprinkling. A thorough watering will get the moisture down deep into the soil and will encourage roots to grow downwards rather than up towards the surface.

Only water where it’s clearly needed. One of our committee members almost never waters her plot and her crops all seem to thrive.

There are new notices by each of the pumps explaining how to use them to prolong their life, and ‘pump etiquette’ such as always leaving the tanks as full as when you found them.

Summer Produce Show 2015

Hats were a feature...

Summer Produce Show 2015

A great time, despite slightly inclement weather, with Pimms and hats as well as veg, fruit and flowers.

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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

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Allotment main entrance opening time

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