This strange red/green leaved plant has emerged from some gravel that was put in by the previous owner of the garden. Is this a weed? or a garden plant? The leaves are holly like, but I've never seen a red holly leaf? any ideas what this is?
Whoops sorry had a stupid moment. Here's the weird plant!
I wondered about Mahonia, but it didn't look quite right. It didn't start like a normal holly seedling.. I have quite a few of those. But it does look like a holly but the leaves are soft to touch and thin.
I'd say definitely Mahonia... There are lots of different sorts, you know.
It is Mahonia aquifolium. Probably left by the birds as they like to eat the berries
OOh thank you. I shall dig it up and give it to my mum. Her Mahonia died in the snow last year.