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REMINDER: Upcoming events, 3 & 4 June

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Three upcoming events, on 3 and 4 June 2023:

Saturday 3, 10 a.m., Wonderful Weeds, Bandstand Beds, Clapham Common, London Borough of Lambeth.

Report:  Although there were a good number of people in the garden, most of them remained happily weeding, watering and generally clearing up, rather than attending the walk (perhaps discouragingly described as a ‘course’).  About an hour was spent wandering around the site discussing some to the wild plants found there.  One  participant recalled eggs-and-bacon as a name for bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and bread-and-cheese as a name for young hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) leaves in east Dorset.

Saturday 3,  2.30 p.m., Fantastic Plants – Cemetery Plants, their Uses and Folklore, Brompton Cemetery, London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Report:  13 people (three more than had booked) turned up, and spent an enjoyable hour examining plants in the northeast corner of the Cemetery.  Everyone participated in the discussion, and several contributed interesting memories.

‘A really successful tour.’

Sunday 4, 12.30 p.m., Plant Walk, Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane, London Borough of Wandsworth.

Report:  c.50 people turned up in brilliant sunshine to wander along paths at the south end of the Cemetery, and apparently enjoy discussing some of the plants found there for about an hour, after which drinks of elderflower cordial were appreciated.

For further information see the  Events page on this website.

Upper image:  Brompton Cemetery; lower image, discussing star of Persia, Allium cristophii, in Streatham Cemetery, © Guy Eaglesfield.

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