‘7 telegraph poles beyond’: Finding Joy Larkcom and her Creative Vegetable Archive

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Garden Museum Archivist, Rosie Vizor, writes about her trip to Ireland to visit ‘the queen of vegetable growing’, Joy Larkcom. Finding Joy Larkcom‘s farmhouse in Cork is a mission, but it was certainly worth it to spend a fascinating two days rootling through her vast archive of research into vegetable varieties from across the globe. […]

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  • ‘Coxcomb’ Diagram, 1858

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    Statistics & Evidence Based Healthcare ‘Coxcomb’ Diagram, 1858 Display No. 55 Known as a rose diagram but commonly called ‘coxcomb’, this graph, which resembles a pie chart, was designed by Nightingale with the help of William Farr. It highlights the number of unnecessary deaths during the Crimean War as a

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  • ‘Filthy’ Woolwich Waterfront Leisure Centre criticised by Greenwich councillor

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    A Greenwich councillor has criticised cleaning standards in Woolwich’s Waterfront Leisure Centre, branding the men’s changing rooms as “filthy”. Blackheath Westcombe councillor Leo Fletcher highlighted the state of the centre, due to be replaced later this decade by a new facility on General Gordon Square, as part of a scrutiny panel session with representatives from […]

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