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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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Tawny Owl nest boxes

Tawny Owl nest boxes

There are now two des res tawny owl nest boxes up in the trees adjoining our site, on the NW side!

On 23 May Matt Steinmann, Royal Parks Arboricultural Officer (with dog, Peg) and Romain Boudot and George Hobson, from ATC (Tree Care and Conservation) came along to install the boxes, coated with three layers of preservative by David Harnden.

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Reporting recent break-ins

Reporting recent break-ins

A large number of sheds were broken into on the evening of Tuesday 21st February and locks and doors damaged.

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Marbled whites, cinnabars, buddleja, front bed and Slinky Malinky!

Marbled whites, cinnabars, buddleja, front bed and Slinky Malinky!

A marbled white sighting wsa reported around the SE site plots last Sunday – a few days later there one was, perched on a scabious, ‘Butterfly Blue Beauty’ in our new(ish) flower bed by the entrance gates! The next day I found one on the scabious at the back of my plot! Very exciting, as they haven’t apparently been around the site previously.

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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.

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

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Allotment main entrance opening time

Opening and closing times throughout the year can be found here.