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Nature blog - Jenny Bourne

Introducing
The RPA Nature blog with Jenny Bourne.

Watch the seasons unfold right here at our very own allotments

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What to do in April

Onions - April is probably your last chance for transplanting seedlings or planting onion sets.

What to do in April

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.

Community Plot Proposal

Community Plot Proposal

We have been approached by a couple of officers from the Hampton Wick Community Policing team, Nick Cheadle and David Auld, who are very keen to take on a plot for community use.

They wish to provide disadvantaged members of the Hampton Wick community, who are currently unemployed or isolated in flats, with an outlet to improve their health and welfare.

Click here to read more.

Plant and Seedling Sale

Plant and Seedling Sale

Sunday 13th May at 11am – 12:30pm

Time to get growing those extra seedlings to donate and get priority buying ticket!

And if you’re late off mark you can pick up a bargain from our green fingered contributors!

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RPA Nature Blog - latest post

April!

April!

A day of hot sun, interspersed among days of drab, overcast, cold and wet weather – a fellow plotholder with a generally cheerful disposition said the other day, ‘Is it me or is the weather really depressing!’ and the next day the temperature was up in the high teens! And today so hot – 25o or more..crazy!

Click here to read more from Jenny's RPA Nature blog.

Hampton Wick Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) visits RPA

Hampton Wick Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) visits RPA

The café welcomed three new visitors on Sunday 11th March.
PCSO David Auld and PC Nick Cheadle of the Hampton Wick SNT, together with their Teddington SNT colleague, PC Brice Scott Jones came along to explain the role of the SNT and how we might contact them directly if needed.

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The Last Bonfire?

Don't do this!

The Last Bonfire?

You’re probably as sick of reading messages about bonfires as we are of writing them. But no matter how often we send messages, there are some plotholders who continue to ignore them.

Although the rain of the past few days will have deterred any sensible plotholder, it’s possible that the imminence of April 1st (this Sunday), after which bonfires are no longer allowed on plots, will persuade some plotholders that a bonfire on Saturday would be a good idea. It isn’t! Don’t! Any bonfire now would produce far too much smoke.

You might think it unlikely that anyone could be contemplating a bonfire tomorrow, but judging by our experience it isn’t…

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Seed Store cafe welcome sign

Seed Store cafe

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and delicious homemade cakes.
Open 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.