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Pumpkin Competition 13 September 2020

Pumpkin Competition 13 September 2020

On a very warm and sunny Sunday morning a small, socially distanced group gathered for the Pumpkin Competition weigh-in and awards presentation. Jem stepped in as judge for Ben Wilkins who wasn’t able to make it at the last moment.

There was one outright winner and a very intriguing entry that was the clear ‘People’s Pumpkin’ winner!

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CENTENARY BLOG

Latest post - Monday 24th August 2020

News about the Centenary book project

Photo shoot 19/20 September

News about the Centenary book project

Progress so far

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Fascinating archive of  The Plotholder now online

Fascinating archive of The Plotholder now online

The newsletter of the Royal Paddocks Allotments was published continuously from 1998 to 2015 and a complete set of archive issues is now available here on this website.

The Plotholder made its first appearance in June 1998 as three sides of plain type with no illustrations…

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RPA Nature Blog

Latest post - Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Self seeders are a go..!

Self seeders are a go..!

Let’s hear it for all those self seeders! At the beginning of this year’s growing season, in spring when we were preparing the plot my partner and I had a ‘discussion’ about the large drifts of limnanthes that I was intent on growing in a prime bean location. Eventually, when they flowered profusely and were covered with humming hoverflies he admitted that these self-seeders have their uses!

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What to do in September

Chillies will keep ripening well into September

What to do in September

What to do in September

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.

New RPA forum for all plotholders

We have set up an online forum so plotholders can continue to chat with each other and exchange news, views, advice, arrange seed and plant swaps, etc.

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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.