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REMINDER: Event on 22 May

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On Monday 22 May 2023 Roy Vickery will be leading a Learning about our local Flora walk in St Mary’s Cemetery (also known as Battersea Rise Cemetery), London, SW11, starting at 11 a.m. and continuing for c.90 minutes; booking unnecessary. For details see the Events page on this website.

Report:  c. 30 people assembled for this walk, and, we hoped, enjoyed about 90 minutes wandering around part of the site and enjoying some of the plants there.  Two of the Cemetery’s ‘special’ plants, star of Persia (Allium cristophii) and grass vetchling (Lathyrus nissolia) were not yet in flower, but we were able to examine a wide range of wild flowers, including six species of cranesbill (Geranium).

‘His talk was invaluable and I wish it was filmed, but I took lots of notes.’

Image:  hybrid bluebell, Hyacinthoides massartiana (cross between native bluebell, H. non-scripta, and Spanish bluebell, H. hispanica), St Mary’s Cemetery, London Borough of Wandsworth, May 2023.

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