Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

REMINDER: Half-term activities in Peabody Woods

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On Tuesday 29 May Roy Vickery will lead a plant-lore walk in Peabody Woods, London Borough of Lambeth (near Tulse Hill station) for children aged 6+ and their carers: ‘introducing children to delightful stories about common plants’.  Places limited, £5 per child, and booking essential –   See the Events page on this website for further details.

Report:  Continuous heavy rain throughout the afternoon forced a change of plan, instead of visiting the Woods we stayed indoors where we examined and played games various common plants.  We held privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) leaves between our thumbs and blew to produce a variety of noises, looped the stems of ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata), and blew bubbles using the stalks of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as pipes.

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