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Plant-lore Archive – September 2022

Posted on by royvickery |

September was a moderately successful month with 10 items of information being received from 10 contributors, bringing the totals to 9067 items from 3111 contributors.

Four walks and one plant survey were held, and a talk was given at a meeting of the London Fortean Society.  Part of the Society for Folk Life Studies enjoyable annual meeting in Biggar was attended.

As throughout the rest of the United Kingdom, the death of Queen Elizabeth II dominated things throughout much of the month, with visits being paid to Buckingham Palace, Green Park, and Windsor, to examine flowers left in her memory.

18 posts were added to the Blog page of the website, and one minor publication was produced:

Cemetery Flora: Ivy, Hedera helixFONC News 157: 14-15.

The Facebook group associated with the website, Plant Lore and Traditions is currently little used, but contains useful information, much of it shared from other Facebook groups.  It is a private group, please contact if you would like to join it.

Image: white heather, Calluna vulgaris cv., planted on grave of George William Watson (d. 24 July 2005), Biggar Cemetery, South Lanarkshire, September 2022.

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