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Making friends

I have decided to make a friend of the ivy.  Small plants have established in parts of the garden, where not much else will grow.  So instead of weeding it out, I will let it grow and make a ground cover.  It is not too much trouble to clear it from the tree trunks once a year and clip it back where it has become too vigorous.

There is a big pine tree up at the Everglades where the ivy ground cover below looks really good.

Matthew 5:23-24 The Message
“This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right. Then and only then, come back and work things out with God."


  1. Yes, food for thought, there's a place for everything in the garden... sometimes it's not evident but eventually it works. I was told once that I'd "be sorry" when I was encouraging native violets to run rampant in a certain patch, as they'd take over too much. Well, it's 6 years on and I'm still thrilled with them - each mowing smells gorgeous and seems to make them flower more. Cheers now :D)


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