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Plant-lore Archive: April 2017

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April 2017 was an exceptionally successful month with 53 items of information being received from 47 contributors.  Thank you everyone!  The Archive now contains 7440 items from 2040 contributors.

A record 12,171 searches were made of the website, although, as usual, the number of contributions received from users as disappointing.

A number of trips were made to plant-lore events, and during a visit to Dublin to see how Easter (altar, or arum) lilies (Zanthedeschia aethiopica) are used at Easter, a day trip to Belfast provided an opportunity to see the city’s sectarian murals.  Plant-lore walks were held in East Hale Allotments and Brompton Cemetery, both in London.

Good progress was made on the preparation of A Folk Flora, and one minor publication was produced:                                                                                 Cemetery Plants:  Marvel of Peru, Mirabilis jalapaFriends of Brompton Cemetery Magazine, 56: 2-3.

Image:  Easter lilies placed on the burial plot of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin, 15 April 2017.

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