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Road Works

Work on the allotment roads not tackled last time is starting this Wednesday 21st October and should take around two weeks to complete.

The work is being carried out by the same people who did the roads around the entrance gate. The crowns of the roads will be scooped off, to create a level track, while areas prone to flooding in heavy rain will be filled with limestone chips (‘scalpings’ for the technically inclined). A mini digger and dumper truck will be used.

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RPA Guidance – Use of chemicals on allotments

The RPA guidance on the use of chemical on the allotments is now available on this website.

It can be found in the ‘About us’ section under ‘Regulations’.

Alternatively, click here to read the guidelines. The document opens/downloads as a PDF.


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 - Thursday 5th November 2020

Centenary Tree Planting 01.11.20

Centenary Tree Planting 01.11.20

Some good news amid the general despondency re another lockdown and uncertain US election results – the planting of a new tree to commemorate our centenary next year! This is a crab apple, John Downie with white blossom and red and yellow fruit,

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What to do in November

Net brassicas to protect from pigeons

What to do in November

What to do in November

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.

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.