Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 248
4 September 1918 Wednesday
Had mess at Div: Hd. Qts. "Jericho Jane" fired a few
wild shells over but we are living quite a peaceful life at present good news still comes through from France. There are Bulbs here that send up strait stalks 6 inches in a single night, growing to a height of 2 to 3 feet then flowering into a white wax string of Bells- very pretty. Jim Ayre has dug some up to send to Australia.
Did I tell you BANANAS grow along the Wadi here & maiden fern? with Snakes & trout in the Water?