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Have you heard about spice plants growing wild in London Docklands?

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SarfEasticated Fri 10-May-13 19:45:13

I remember hearing a story that spice plants could be found growing in modern day Docklands, and that the plants were descended from seeds that were spilled during the days of the docks.

Have you ever heard of this? or am I imagining the whole thing...
any help you can give would be much appreciated smile

funnyperson Sat 11-May-13 04:23:39

Possibly here?

funnyperson Sat 11-May-13 04:40:28

Here is a list of wildlife habitats: no spices mentioned

funnyperson Sat 11-May-13 04:40:37

SarfEasticated Sat 11-May-13 08:28:32

Thanks funnyperson I think the plants are growing as weeds along the streets, but that could be just what I imagined when I heard the story. Oh i wish my baby brain would fade so I could remember properly.

funnyperson Sat 11-May-13 08:29:14

Congratulations on the reason for the baby brain!

SarfEasticated Sat 11-May-13 08:42:02

The baby in question is 5 - the baby brain just hasn't left yet!

funnyperson Sat 11-May-13 23:21:11

Not quite what you were after but this is an interesting blog about London's trees

PoppyWearer Sat 11-May-13 23:22:47

Never heard that in spite of various contacts, friends, family, work there over the years. Would love it to be true!

SarfEasticated Sun 12-May-13 07:10:16

I wonder where I've got it from though - maybe a Peter Ackroyd book. I have emailed Gardeners Question Time, maybe someone on there might have heard of something. I would love it to be true too - a little bit of living history. Thanks for your help though - will keep you posted.

SarfEasticated Sun 12-May-13 07:18:31

I love that blog funnyperson really interesting - I might email them and see if they have heard of my naturalised exotics!

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