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REMINDER: Enjoying Plants

Posted on by royvickery |

On Saturday 13 May Roy Vickery and members of the South London Botanical Institute –  http://www.slbi.org.uk – will be visiting Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park to enjoy the many plants (over 80 were seen in bloom in May 2016) in an important urban oasis.  We invite others to join us for this free event; please meet at the Southern Grove entrance to the Cemetery (a short walk from Mile End underground station), at 2.00 p.m.  All welcome.

Report:  On an exploratory visit the day before the event 120 plants were seen in flower.  About 14 people gathered on a fine afternoon, and we spent two hours seeing, and enjoying, some of these, including  red valerian (Centranthus ruber), greater celandine (Chelidonium majus), fairy foxglove (Erinus alpinus), eastern gladiolus (Gladiolus communis) and many more.  For some participants this was their first visit to the Cemetery; we all agreed that we should return at other seasons to see plants which were not in bloom in May.  Thank you everyone for a pleasant afternoon.

Images:  upper, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, 14 May 2016; lower fairy foxglove, 13 May 2017.

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