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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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A load of manure from the Royal Stables has been put on plot 126, at the south-east corner of the allotments. This area is infested with mare’s tail, a weed that is almost impossible to eradicate.

Please do not take any of this manure if you have a plot anywhere else on the site, since it could well be contaminated and we are trying to limit the mare’s tail infestation to the south-east corner.

Please click here to read Ashley Catto’s article on mare’s tail.

We will clear an alternative area for manure deliveries, well away from the mare’s tail. This will be one of the tasks for the next Sunday work morning, which we are organising for Sunday August 3rd. Please come along and lend a hand – it’s for everyone’s benefit.

Plotholders’ Committee
July 2014

Autumn Social - date for your diary

Autumn Social - date for your diary

Sunday 21st September 11.30am to 1.30pm at the Seed Store

The biggest date in the Allotments calendar is the Autumn Social.

Pumpkin competition, Produce Show, Grand Raffle, Home Produce sale, Scarecrow Competition, Beer Tent, BBQ

We’re also on the look out for volunteers to help in all sorts of ways so if you could spare even half an hour please contact Jenny Bourne on 07732 011 936 or

Home Produce for the Autumn Social

If you’re making jams, preserves or chutneys this summer please keep a few jars for our Home Produce stall at the Autumn Social.

We sell what you make to raise funds for the Allotments.

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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.
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.