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REMINDER: Wildflower Walk, 21 September 2019

Roy Vickery will be leading a Wildflower Walk in Streatham Cemetery, London, SW17, on Saturday 21 September, starting at 3 p.m. and lasting for approximately one hour.  Meet at the main entrance to the Cemetery in Garratt Lane.  Part of the celebrations to mark the unveiling of a blue plaque to commemorate local ‘Daffodil King’, Peter Barr.  For further details see the Events page on this website.

Report:  About 100 people attended the plaque unveiling which took place on a hot and sunny afternoon.  Some of these went on to Streatham Cemetery, where the Friends of the Cemetery provided cake and teas.  About 30 people joined the Walk, which was renamed as a plant walk, the Cemetery being exceedingly parched and very few wildflowers being available for discussion.  Consequently we concentrated on trees, including  ash (Fraxinus excelsior) elder (Sambucus nigra) hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), while herbaceous plants, none of which were flowering, included common mallow (Malva sylvestris) creeping cinquefoil (Potentilla reptans) and ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata).

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