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Plant-lore Archive – March 2024

Posted on by royvickery |

March was a comparatively productive and enjoyable month.  Appeals for information in New Blackmore Vale and Purbeck Gazette, and the use of plants used as palms on Palm Sunday all yielded interesting results.  Thank you everyone.

26 items of information were received from 12 contributors, nine of them new.  Thus the Archive now contains 9337 items from 3365 contributors.

A short visit was made to Portugal for Holy Week celebrations in Braga and Porto.  One well-attended plant walk was led.

22 posts were added to the website’s blog page, and two minor publications were produced:

‘Cemetery Flora: Primrose (Primula vulgaris)’, FONC News 163: 9-10.

‘Cemetery Plants: Bluebell (Hyacinthoides nonscripta and hybrids)’, Friends of Brompton Cemetery Magazine 79: 23-4.

The podcast recorded by Folklands in January was made available on  29 March – see post of 7 April.

Image:  egg tree, twigs hung with small artificial eggs, in shop in Porto, Portugal, 25 March 2024.

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