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Beginners’ botany – 2

The first of our Beginner’s Botany strolls on 10 September was attended by six people, who all thought it went well.  We explored a small corner of Tooting Common, London Borough of Wandsworth, and enjoyed, amongst other things Italian lords-and-ladies, Arum italicum ssp. neglectum (see image); horse radish, Armoracia rusticana; lucerne, Medicago sativa and viper’s bugloss, Echium vulgare.

We hope to continue these walks with about one every two weeks, so the next one will be on Monday 20 September, starting at 2 p.m.  Although these events are free, booking is necessary –  please contact

Report:  Although six people had booked, only three turned up to spend an hour wandering around a housing estate on the south side of Tooting Bec Road.  Nothing of particular interest was found, but we decided to hold a third walk on Monday 4 October.

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