New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Pastimes >

Gardening: Unnatural selection

By Jamie Cable

DURING a garden-club visit to a beautifully maintained garden in Shropshire, there was suddenly a horrified gasp from one member. Our host had paused mid-tour, crouched, and wrenched from the soil a healthy columbine in full flower.

Our guide went on to explain that she was keen to preserve the popu­lation of pale unspurred individuals, all descendants of a plant she had admired in an elderly gentleman’s garden many years ago. The flowers hanging forlornly from the wilting ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Diocesan Director of Education

West Midlands

DIOCESE OF WORCESTER Diocesan Director of Education £63,000 per annum and defined benefits pension scheme Are you the dynamic and strategic individual to lead our education team? Due to re...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Healing by consensus

Healing by consensus

Prayers for the sick are said at most services, but what can we really believe about physical healing? Simon Jones takes a personal journey from pentecostalism to neuroscience in search of the God-shaped whole  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

Prayer is now a cultural problem

The Archbishops’ call for national intercession raises new questions, says John Saxbee  Subscribe to read more

Fri 6 May 16 @ 21:15
'We knew we can treat leprosy, but asked ourselves: was there something we could do to prevent it?' https://t.co/PM3JZT8Jab

Fri 6 May 16 @ 20:00
Almost half of the children and young people in care have a diagnosable mental-health disorder https://t.co/ZxjiWj1k04