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Plant-lore Archive – January 2023

2023 got off to a quiet start, with only three items of information being received from two contributors (Jane Lawson and Caroline Ware, both long-term supporters of the project).  The Archive now contains 9,153 items from 3,166 contributors.

Two New Year Wild Flower walks were led; since these have been happening since 2012 perhaps they should now be considered to be a traditional custom.  Visits were paid to the Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival, Apple Wassailing in Gunnersbury Park, and on 30 January a visit was made to central London to see flowers left on various memorials.

17 posts were added to the website’s blog.

Image: flowers placed on Holocaust  Memorial Day, 27 January, at the memorial to the estimated 27 million Russians who died during World War II, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, London Borough of Southwark; photographed 30 January 2023.

Edited 21 February 2023.

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