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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Silly Snowdrops

Apparently snowdrops are becoming big business again: there were reports in the Horticultural press of people paying £360 for one snowdrop bulb. One!!

OK, it was a particularly rare one, called "Mother Goose" and as you can see, left, it's mostly yellow, instead of the usual white and green.

But still, £360?

Would you pay that for one bulb? What if it died?

Personally, I'm not that fussy about my snowdrops - I love them all, they are so cheerful at this time of year, and if I have a favourite, it would be the common or garden Galanthus nivalis, double flowered version, Flore Pleno.

One of my gardening colleagues is a big Galanthophile (that's the name for snowdrop lovers, apparently) and she got quite excited about these rare ones, although she draws the line at paying £360 for one.

To amuse her, I sent her photos of two "unusual" snowdrops in my garden which I thought might interest her:

The one on the left is Galanthus nivalis "Grumpii" and the other is "Blue Moods".

*snorts through nose, and puts felt pens away*

1 comment:


    All sins have to be washed in the blood of Jesus in order to be forgiven.

    Revelation 1:5 and Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.

    The question is what are the terms men have to meet in order to have the blood applied? At what point do men contact the blood of Jesus Christ?

    When did Jesus wash Saul (the apostle Paul) in His blood?

    Saul Believed in Jesus on the road to Damascus and ask Him "What shall I do Lord?" (Acts 22:6-10) Did Jesus wash Saul's sins away with His blood at that moment in time? No, Saul was still not forgiven. Saul was not forgiven the minute he believed.

    Saul was in Damascus three days later at the house of Ananias. Ananias land hands on Saul so he could receive his sight. (Acts 22:13) Did Jesus wash away Saul's sins by His blood at that time? No, Saul was still in his sins.

    What was the contact point for the blood of Jesus Christ?

    Acts 22:16 ' And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'

    1. Jesus did not wash away the sins of Saul, with His own blood, the minute Saul believed while on the road to Damascus.
    2. Jesus did not wash away the sins of Saul, with His own blood, the minute Saul repented while on the road to Damascus.
    3. Jesus did not wash away the sins of Saul, with His own blood, because Saul prayed for three days while on the road to Damascus.
    4. Jesus did not wash away the sins of Saul, with His own blood, until Saul arrived in Damascus three days later, when Saul was baptized in water.


    The terms for forgiveness. 1. Faith, John 3:16. 2. Repentance, Acts 2:38 3. Confession, Romans 10:9-10 and 4. The point of contacting the blood of Christ---WATER BAPTISM Acts 22:16



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