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REMINDER: Event 23 May

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Woodland Plant Walk with Roy Vickery, Burgess Park, London Borough of Southwark, 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.  For further details see the Events page on this website.

Report:  About 15 people gathered to record plants in the Southampton Way Wood area.  We started by examining the grassy area adjacent to Wells Way, which was enriched by reseeding about five years ago.  Species surviving from this included greater knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa), musk mallow (Malva moschata), viper’s bugloss (Echium vulgare) and a rich variety of grasses.  Plants in the wood included dewberry (Rubus caesius), hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) and wild privet (Ligustrum vulgare).  Lack of time prevented a thorough examination of the rather bare area beside the wood, but species seen there included common vetch (Vicia sativa) and teasel (Dipsacus fullonum).

We had such a wonderful time on our walk with Roy Vickery yesterday, learning all about our wonderful plants in and around our woodland!’

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