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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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Plotholders' Question Time

Plotholders' Question Time

Sunday 29th January 2017, 12:30pm

Get there early for a hot drink and a slice of homemade cake before our ‘in-house’ panellists answer your questions on all things horticultural

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Water Quality Survey - Your Help Needed

RPA pumps

Water Quality Survey - Your Help Needed

Over the past 3 years, Martin Dawson (plots 166f and 167f) has been collecting water quality data from our pumps to see how markers of inorganic and organic pollution vary across the site. This is a study that he is conducting with the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology and is part of wider analysis on the impact of Urban Development on Water Quality in the Thames Basin.

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Fruit Pruning Workshop

Fruit Pruning Workshop

Sun 12 February 10.15am – 11.30am

This practical demonstration will be led by Richard Read.
Meet outside the Seed Store at 10.15am – all welcome!

Green shoots, cold cold wet and fungus

Green shoots, cold cold wet and fungus

Green shoots beginning to push up from the soil and now this single clump of snowdrops is a harbinger of spring to come.. I originally put in several different snowdrop varieties but so far only this one has made a re-appearance! Unbelievably vile day today – cold, relentless rain and snow forecast, with Heathrow cancelling flights this afternoon, although so far it’s only the sound of rain that drumming on the roof above me!

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"Give us a lift!"

They certainly do! Nothing lifts a website like good 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.

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.

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.