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  • 2019 AGM

    Date posted: Sunday 17th November 2019

    The Royal Paddocks Allotments 2019 AGM was held on Thursday 14th November at the Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club.

    Click here to read the 2019 AGM minutes (opens/saves as PDF).

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Water at the RPA. What does the future hold?

    Date posted: Friday 1st November 2019

    Water at the RPA. What does the future hold?

    Climate scientists tell us that we can expect more extreme weather events in future.

    Hot dry summers interspersed with areas of very low pressure and torrential downpours may well become the norm. Whether or not there is immediate cause for concern about the supply of water at the Paddocks Allotment site, climate change will almost certainly prove challenging to both commercial growers and plot holders alike.

    The small “Water Group” that was set up in Spring 2019 has attempted to look at how we might respond to these challenges.

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Free pallets

    Date posted: Friday 4th October 2019

    Wooden pallets make an excellent surround for compost heaps, and Stuart Wisdom of Tiles of Wisdom has kindly said that he can deliver pallets to the allotments for free.

    We need to get an idea of the potential demand, so if you are interested please send an email to plotholderscommittee@paddocks-allotments.org.uk. Say how many pallets you would like (3 make a good compost surround).

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  • Autumn Social & Produce Show 2019

    Date posted: Wednesday 25th September 2019

    Autumn Social & Produce Show 2019

    Jem and Mehi - BBQ maestros

    Autumn Social & Produce Show Sunday 15 September – a summary.

    What a brilliant day of friendly competition, socialising, hot sun and conviviality!

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Free oregano plants

    Date posted: Thursday 1st August 2019

    Free oregano plants

    Photo from the RHS Website

    A large number of good quality oregano plants are available for free, thanks to Dan Johnson (plot 37f). These plants, which were part of a Selfridges window display, will be available…

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Dead Hedge

    Date posted: Thursday 1st August 2019

    There is now an easy way to dispose of longer prunings and cuttings from your allotment – we have built a new dead hedge frame near the beehive area.

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Gardening for Wildlife Forum 07.07.19

    Date posted: Friday 19th July 2019

    Gardening for Wildlife Forum 07.07.19

    What Has Gardening for Wildlife Ever Done for Me?
    Forum led by Stephen James, Enviroment Trust
    07.07.19

    Stephen James, Operations Manager, Environment Trust led an informal forum about sustainable and wildlife friendly methods of plot management. Stephen is the Community Gardener at the Marble Hill Kitchen Garden, a project about the history of market gardens. After clearing scrub a community garden was created that has a woodland garden feel…

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Beekeeping at RPA

    Date posted: Thursday 18th July 2019

    Beekeeping at RPA

    Beekeeping is a fascinating, addictive, expensive and rewarding hobby.

    There have been beehives at the RPA for many years, tended by experienced beekeepers with plots on the periphery so that the bees can forage without causing too much disruption.

    About six years ago, following a number of requests to keep bees at the RPA

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Spring Weeds – A workshop for Royal Paddocks Allotments plotholders

    Date posted: Tuesday 21st May 2019

    Spring Weeds – A workshop for Royal Paddocks Allotments plotholders

    Saturday 11th May
    Mary Newing, who is a medicinal herbalist, ran a workshop for 9 plotholders about the beneficial properties of a range of plants commonly dismissed as ‘weeds’.

    Click here to read the full story.

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