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Re: Aroids in London

Thank you for the advice on the markets, Peter. I have looked a number of
times on various trips and in various places, but have had more luck with
gingers than with aroids. I am usually in London in October/November, which
may not be the best time of year.  I had forgotten about Southall (I grew up
in Hanwell), and will try to get out there next month. After a lot of years
I decided that I had to do Chelsea Flower Show  again while I could still
walk around it - so Southall goes on the agenda.
Lisa, there are a number of sites with news about Foot and mouth to amplify
what Peter says. www.openbritain.gov.uk has a number of links that are
useful , and the Royal Automobile Club site http://www.rac.co.uk/ has
infornmation about specific areas. Let's hope that there is some resolution
of the problem before you are there.  derek
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Boyce" <p.boyce@rbgkew.org.uk>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: Aroids in London

> Hi Lisa
> Firt and foremost, son't worry about F & M. The only land closed to
> the public is land that has hoofed animals (sheep, cattle, deer) on
> it. Since that sort of land amounts to about 1% of the entire land
> surface of the UK then you're not even REMOTELY affected by this
> unless you intend to spend your entire vacation driving across
> muddy farmlands!
> Markets: THE markets to visit are:
> Southall in West London (Sundays particularly good, don't plan to
> get there much before 11 and don't have breakfast that day - eat at
> the markets). By the way, Southall is a long shopping street rather
> than a market, heartland of the Indian and Bangaldesh West
> London community, and great not only for aroids but also food,
> textiles, spices, etc.
> Brixton in East London (Saturdays and Sundays) A real market,
> hearland of the Afro-Carribean and asian communities. Another
> place to eat at.
> Bradford (West Midlands). THE largest asian market in the UK.
> Stunning. Sundays very good.
> Pete
> ----------------------------
> Peter Boyce
> Herbarium
> Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
> Richmond, Surrey
> TW9 3AE
> Tel. (+44) (0)20 8 332 5207
> fax. (+44) (0)20 8 332 5278
> email: p.boyce@rbgkew.org.uk (work)
>        boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk (home)

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