London goes bananas


It was a beautifully sunny and warm day in central London yesterday with temperatures around 23c. The trees and plants were looking wonderful in the bright light.

I was working in offices near Bloomsbury most of the day but managed to get a walk round Gordon Square at lunch and then Russell Square after work just to catch up on how these oasis of green are looking now that summer has finally arrived in the UK.


To my delight I noticed that new planting in Russell Square includes a number of banana plants – although small they will do well in this delightfully protected square and prove that Camden Council is adapting its planting to accomodate warmer summers. Ok, they were mixed with busy lizzies which looked ridiculous but great to see planting that caters for a changing climate.


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