Plant Cuttings

By SallyB2 Last edited 125 months ago
Plant Cuttings

1309.flower.jpgWith our Nature-ist column now firmly established and a special new gardening friend, it seems Londonist is growing greener by the week. This weekend a few botanical tales caught our eye. The first is tree-shaped: could a Totteridge yew be the oldest tree in London? At 2000 years old it’s got to be a pretty good contender – unless you know better…

And then a couple of stories of what not to grow. A court has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure on a South London traveller who stabbed himself to death after eating magic mushrooms. Nature isn’t always nice, you see. Even in central London there are reports of rather dodgy stuff growing: highly poisonous bella donna and thorn apple have both been spotted in the capital recently.

Last Updated 13 September 2008