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REMINDER: Events 6 April 2019

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Two events on Saturday 6 April 2019:

11 a.m. Plant Recording, St Leonard’s churchyard, Streatham, London, SW16, continuing the South London Botanical Institute’s longterm survey of the flowering plants growing on this site, and an opportunity to revive plant identification skills after our winter slumbers.

Report:  Four of us spent an hour examining plants in the churchyard, seeing again most of  the plants we have noted in previous years, and recording three additional species: garden strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) growing on a grave, but not apparently planted, cut-leaved cranesbill (Geranium dissectum), and pheasant’s-eye narcissus (Narcissus poeticus).

2.30 p.m.  Spring Flowers, walk led by Roy Vickery, Brompton Cemetery, Earls Court, London, organised by the Friends of Brompton Cemetery.

Report:  Five people turned up on a grey and chilly afternoon, and spent about an hour looking at plants at the north end of the cemetery.  These included primrose (Primula vulgaris) and winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) both of which were planted beside the main path last year and are thriving.

Image:  Roy Vickery discussing dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Brompton Cemetery, 6 April 2016, © Peter Matthews.

Updated 8 April 2019.

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