Tag Archives: London

On foraging

I’m writing this in response to a recent column in the Independent on foraging. The column by CJ Schuler was prompted by destructive, commercial foraging of wild garlic at a local ancient woodland in south London.  Any foraging, let alone … Continue reading

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Simplicity and wildflowers Part 2: New London Meadows

All over London this summer, I’ve noticed wildflower and grassy meadows where before there was regularly mown grass. This is something I’ve been persuading landlords to do for the last year and a half, and now, suddenly, it seems to … Continue reading

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Sunlit tree flowers and leaves

In homage to this week’s beautiful sun-filled evenings… Sun through horse chestnut leaves, Dulwich Silhouetted tree flowers, Dulwich

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Heygate Urban Forest

As featured on the new nature. I lie on my back on the grass and watch the clouds, my view framed by hundreds of newly-budding branches arching above me. I’m the only person in this vast decanted housing estate, once … Continue reading

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Allotment Culture

I was overjoyed when I heard I’d been allocated an allotment a few months back. I’d been on the list for so long I’d almost completely forgotten that I was waiting for one. Instead, I’d started growing veg in a … Continue reading

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