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Posted 12 hours 25 min ago

Mountain Fire, a Japanese pieris, is now a fairly common garden shrub. It is known for, and well named after, its dazzling red leaves. It is less celebrated for its equally pretty clusters of white flowers, which usually appear before the bright red tips of new growth. In Exodus 19:18 we read:

Posted 1 day 12 hours ago

A little humour and truth from the Babylon Bee:

Posted 2 days 12 hours ago

A rather silly line from the Birmingham Mail made it onto my news feed. It was describing the death of Prince Phillip, and said:

The Prince’s death has left shockwaves across the world after the announcement.

Posted 2 days 12 hours ago

My great, great aunt suspected a murder of having taken place on, or close to, the family farm, back in 1872. Remarkably, she was only six years old when she reported to her father, my 3x great grandfather, that a strange woman who had asked directions while holding a child, was seen an hour later without her.

Posted 3 days 12 hours ago

Muscari don’t need VIP treatment and will spread quite happily once established.

Thus spake Gardener’s World magazine. Would that all our plants were as easily pleased. Would that our Christians were likewise: established, and then happily spreading.

The magazine goes on:

Muscari are not affected by any pest and diseases.

Posted 4 days 12 hours ago