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69. Cathedral Maple
A fine example of one of the most eye-catching maple species grows close to Chester Cathedral.
Chester cathedral’s distinctive red sandstone exterior is mirrored in the colour of its paperbark maple. It is a small but perfectly formed tree with its equally distinctive peeling cinnamon bark. This individual competes with Edinburgh’s Botanics Paperbark for the crown of loveliest of its type. Enjoy it in the rain when the bark colour and texture is accentuated.
Where to find it
Other paperbark maples
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I'll be selling (and signing) my books at the De Beauvoir Show tomorrow afternoon from 1:30. The Show is like a country fayre only it’s in Hackney (a short walk from Haggerston Overground Station in fact). It’s run by the lovely De Beauvoir Gardeners and promises all the fun of the countryside in the city: there’s tea and cakes from the WI, a dog show in De Beauvoir Square and competitions open to all. If you fancy your chances with your impressive home-grown vegetables, home-made preserves or your own sourdough, you’ll need to get your produce there in advance. Click the button below for details. The Show takes place at: The De Beauvoir Block, 92-96 De Beauvoir Road, London N1 4EN.
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