Flower history lecture booked for May 12th

Gardeners in London will soon be able to attend a lecture by the former director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Sir Peter Crane, who currently works for the University of Chicago, will give his talk the Origins of Flowers on May 12th at 18:30 BST.

Taking place at the Royal Society, the event will delve into the history of flowering plants and discuss how species came to be over millions of years of evolution.

It will also examine how plants and their pollinators were linked throughout time – a subject that interested the late Charles Darwin greatly, according to the RHS.

Greenhouse enthusiasts attending the lecture will have the chance to tie their visit in with the Darwin and Evolution of Flowers discussion meeting, which takes place at the venue on May 11th and 12th.

The two-day event and Sir Peters lecture are both free for anyone who wishes to register in advance.

Meanwhile, a West Midlands woman has been ordered to cover up her naked garden gnomes with mini t-shirts after a neighbour complained they were inappropriate for the eyes of children.