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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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Winter Fruit Pruning Workshop

The workshop was led by Kate Robinson – Community Garden Coordinator, Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow.

The event was very well attended, with approximately 30 plotholders present. We started with the apple and pear trees on Bob Trevillion’s plot and then, after a coffee break, we went to look at the soft fruit on Jenny Bourne’s plot.

Thanks to Kate’s clear explanations and demonstrations we all learned a great deal. Click here for the notes. and click here for the pictures from the day.

Local supplier of pick'n'mix seed potatoes

Plotholders may be interested to know that Chapmans of Twickenham are selling a good range of loose seed potatoes. This allows customers to pick’n‘mix the different varieties rather than having to have 1 or 2 kg of a single variety.

Their website is at

Seedy Sunday Success

Seedy Sunday Success

We had a lovely day for Seedy Sunday and lots of plotholders turned out to swap and buy seeds, to register for the pumpkin and sunflower competitions and of course to eat cake!

Click here to see the photos.

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.