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A Christmas without holly berries is barely a Christmas at all. It's a bit like apple crumble without ice cream - sadly lacking! Fortunately we've had a fantastic show of berries this year, even some of the hollies that have never shown any berries
If you like rustic charm and relaxed, informal planting, this pot display is for you. With a traditional holly bush at the centre, and red berry lights for a little sparkle, you couldn't wish for a more festive container recipe. You should find all
That warm Saturday (April 26th) brought out the first butterflies of the year: holly blue, small tortoiseshell and speckled wood. They're all common garden species, but I always get a thrill when I see any of them.The female holly blue
Our first barbecue of the season was Sunday 3 May, so much pottering about in the garden sunshine. It's all happening out there now. Last week there were 13 newts in the pond, we couldn't move for holly blues and then the swifts were back. It
I can't believe it's September already! There's even a hint of autumn in the air, the holly berries are starting to turn and there have been heavy dewfalls overnight as well. Still at least the dew has saved me from rushing up to the plot
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foliage and anything else that takes your fancy.SecateursTwiggy stems from the gardenSprigs of conifer, holly or any other evergreen foliageCones, dried flowerheads, seedheads, slices of dried orange or any other decoration you choose
1) A sharply pointed outgrowth from a stem.2) A prickle, as seen on holly.
-looking wreath, so foraged for holly and ivy stems in the park. I chose both mature (non-prickly) and juvenile (prickly) holly, to reduce the pain factor of making the wreath, and took a very small number of holly and ivy berries, leaving plenty for the birds
Plant spring bedding, including wallflowers and forget-me-nots, among tulipsLift, divide and replant congested clumps of perennialsNet holly berries to protect them from hungry birds if you want them for Christmas arrangementsPlant lily bulbs, including