Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1. Things I remember from my own childhood at East Cowes during the late 20s and 30s …
Elecampane – this was used by my grandmother, a late Victorian lady, for all kinds of ailments. (Mentioned in the Isle of Wight mummers’ play) [Ryde, Isle of Wight, November 1988].

Image: ¬†cultivated,¬†Royal College of Physicians garden, Regent’s Park, London Borough of Camden; August 2015.