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About petecoles

Writer, Editor, Translator, Photographer, Sessional lecturer Principal Researcher at Morus Londinium

Mulberry: a new book by Peter Coles

Few trees have had a greater global impact than the mulberry. As the sole food of the Bombyx silkworm, the leaves of the mulberry have brought prosperity to all those who learned the art of silk production over the past … Continue reading

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Milton’s other mulberry trees

by Stephen J. Bowe and Peter Coles One of the best-known veteran mulberry trees in England is the so-called ‘Milton Mulberry’ in the Fellows’ Garden at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, which Peter Coles wrote about in December 2018 (read … Continue reading

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Canonbury’s heritage mulberry

By Peter Coles Canonbury, that sedate corner of urban tranquillity just two miles due north of St Paul’s cathedral, is home to more curiosities than many parts of London. Some are well known, like the delightful, exposed stretch of the … Continue reading

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London College of Fashion mulberry

Morus nigra at London College of Fashion, now over 100 years old. Last week I finally got to see the black mulberry I’d heard about from several people, located behind the London College of Fashion in Lime Grove, Shepherd’s Bush. … Continue reading

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Wet weekend in Deptford

It was a wet weekend in Deptford, but the dull weather brought its own rewards.

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Urban Photo Fest underway

The 2016 Urban Photo Fest is kicking off this week.  The Urban Memories exhibition will feature four of my photographs.

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London is home to rare Black Poplars

There are only about 7000 native Black Poplars (Poplus nigra betulifolia) left in Britain, most of them south of The Wash (the bay where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire on the east coast of England). And only 600 of these are female. … Continue reading

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