Monthly Archives: July 2013

Botanical Giants

How can I possibly convey the size of this Giant Hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum – later in the post I will call on some help from H.  Introduced from the Caucasus to Britain in the 19th century for ornamental reasons it is a spectacular plant but with a very dark side to its nature. This giant is […]


Not far from where I live is Clubland. No, I don’t mean the Ministry of Sound, but that is pretty close by too. Maybe the historians among you are already making connections. The church is where William Booth used to worship when he was working in a pawnbrokers on the Walworth Road. The same William […]