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Favourite British graffiti

Give Peas a Chance,graffiti,M25 Driving round the M25 (London’s orbital road) yesterday, on the way home from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley, and for the first time I came to a stop for moment in a traffic jam – just at the right place to shoot a very quick pic of this wonderful graffiti. If you’re interested, it’s on the railway bridge between junctions 16 and 17 and can be seen as you travel clockwise.

For some time it simply read “PEAS”, the tag of a local graffiti artist, and was then augmented.

For many years another favourite of mine was painted in huge letters on a wall near London’s Kew Gardens – “CATS LIKE PLAIN CRISPS” (Note for North American readers: crisps  = potato chips). Sadly, it’s long gone.

Next time, back to plants.