Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

REMINDER: Events, 7 and 9 September

Two events coming up during the next week:

Thursday 7 September, Common Wild Flowers, walk on Wandsworth Common, starting at 11 a.m.

Report:  Despite the exceptionally hot weather all of the 10 people who had booked gathered at the café to spend about 75 minutes trying to keep in the shade and discussing some of the plants found there.  At this time of year, especially during a dry spell, few plants are in flower, so perhaps future walks should be described as ‘plant’, rather than ‘wild flower’.

‘Loved the walk.  I was dreading it to be honest, because of the heat, but he stayed in the shade as much as possible and was so interesting.’

Enjoyed the walk and talk on flowers and trees  …  really liked the way he presented the talk.’

Saturday 9 September, Plant Survey with Amanda Tuke and Roy Vickery, West Norwood Cemetery, London Borough of Lambeth, starting at 11 a.m.

Report: Despite the forecast record-breaking temperature, eight people turned up for this event; two left early but the others stayed for over 90 minutes.  Unfortunately Amanda, who was recovering from covid, was unable to join us.  We had planned to visit part of the Cemetery well away from its entrance, but in view of the weather we explored the corner southwest of the entrance, which although it was comparatively shady, had been recently mown.  In all we were able to record 64 species; anyone wanting a copy of the list is advised to contact

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