January 2019 archive

Concrete jungle

Lophophora williamsii [CC-BY-SA-4.0 Steve Cook]

The Barbican is a sprawling concrete brutality as apt to divide opinion as Marmite or skinny jeans. Built in the 60s and 70s as a housing estate and cultural centre on a vast bomb-site in the City of London, it does not sound like a promising place to go botanising, but after the fire-weed was …

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