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Nature blog - Jenny Bourne

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The RPA Nature blog with Jenny Bourne.

Watch the seasons unfold right here at our very own allotments

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A warning from Doris

A warning from Doris

It’s no fun having your shed blown over or your children’s toys blown over and damaged.

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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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Bees love 'em!  Seed Store break-out and two for joy...

Bees love 'em! Seed Store break-out and two for joy...

The fruit and ornamental blossom has been amazing this year, a rich abundance of cherry and plum blossom thickly covering the trees and the pink-white apple blossom now just appearing – the bumble bees buzzing away high among the branches are making most of the opportunities.

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Plant & Seedling Sale

Sunday 7th May 2017, 11am - 12:30pm

Put in a few extra seeds and bring your spare seedlings along to the Plant & Seedling Sale. Everything in the sale is grown by plotholders – you grow it, we’ll sell it!

Those plotholders who donate plants have priority shopping.

Report: Seedy Sunday 26/2/2017

Report: Seedy Sunday 26/2/2017

It didn’t rain! Despite overcast skies and a cool breeze there was a steady stream of browsers and buyers for a variety of donated seeds and for the bundles of hazel poles and peasticks, cut by Andrew Saunders from the hazel coppice on plot 17 – they proved a popular buy.

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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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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.