Kew (and elsewhere) in June

The Kew Calendar for June has a really cheerful piece of art by Betty Swanwick. It dates from 1937.

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Once again we are implored to get there via Kew Gardens Station and informed that it’ll cost us one penny – an old penny – to gain admission. These days, typically, the cost of entry is £14. This is a huge increase. If we look at the highest conversion of the old penny to current times at comes out at just over £1. Let’s just say that it used to be very cheap.

My own garden isn’t at its best in June but here are some blooms from my patch.

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I think these are granny’s bonnets. They grow like weeds but who cares. I think they are lovely.

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Whatever these are, they do well.

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These remind me of the bells I ring, complete with clapper.

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Lovely!

image012Now if only I could be more artistic I reckon I could turn them into a Kew quality poster

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