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Harebells by Vivi Steels

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 7:15 PM

A report from the Royal Botanical Gardens from Kew has said an estimated 140,000, or 39.4%, of plants are under threat of disappearing. This is up 21% from 2016.  There are also currently 723 medicinal plants facing extinction.  Harebells, along with other Native species such as Chamomile, Juniper, Pennyroyal and wild asparagus are under threat.  Harebells are one of my and my mother's favourite flowers and I painted them for her under my maiden name , Gath, in 1985.  It would be awful to think that these beautiful and delicate bell flowers could just disappear from our natural landscape...


(Victoria Allen, Daily Mail, Wednesday 30th September 2020)



Harebells by Vivien Steels (nee Gath) - watercolour/pen & ink








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