Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Plant-lore Archive: July 2019

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30 items of information were received from 10 contributors during the month, the majority of this material being received from Beth Steiner Jones, to whom we are very grateful.   The Archive now contains 8017 items from 2438 contributors.

Use of the website was disappointingly low, with only 6362 searches being made, compared with 8745 searches being made in July 2018.  The low number for the month can be partly explained by the fact that the website was out of action for several days; thanks to Tricia McGrath who speedily rectified things.

The compiler led three walks and gave one talk during the month, the walk organised by the Friends of Wandsworth Common being particularly enjoyable.

On 15 July it was reported that 2313 hard copies and 43 e-books of Vickery’s Folk Flora had been sold; as far as is known no further reviews of the book were published during the month.

Image:  pomegranates (Punica granatum) placed on the grave of Catherine of Aragon, in Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, 12 July 2019.

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