a mediateam website

See a sample issue of The Irish Garden!

Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

Last Post 1185 days 2 hours ago


22 December 2009 23:06:54


When I saw this growing in the garden, I was delighted for a number of reasons.  I didn't plant this so it must have been a gift from the birds.  I love holly - as a child, a neighbour used to bring us a big bag of holly with berries which she had cut.  It always signaled the start of the Christmas season. 

My original plans were to cut pieces off this plant this year and then move it to a different spot in the garden.  However, I don't have the heart to cut it now.  Now, don't get me wrong - I am very capable of cutting and digging up non-performing plants.  In my small garden, each plant has to justify its existence so a pre-Madonna plant who sulks for more than a year is moved on! 

This little one had got a hold of my heart, for some reason.  It will be spared the chop; I will move it later but not just yet.  


Please login to write a comment or click here to register

fran m fran m 22 December 2009 23:19:38

Worth keeping alright.

Clara Clara 23 December 2009 17:17:59

I think you need another holly bush near to get the berries ask for advice on this ?


Garden.ie Members

Not a member yet?
Join now to:

Join Now

Existing Members

Forgotten password

Garden.ie CLUB

Join Ireland's first online garden club! Share pictures of your garden, make new friends and chat with other gardeners. It's simple to join and free! Register Here

Featured Members


Thousands of gardening facts at your finger tips:

Ask Gerry

Gerry DalyTry our unique advice service from editor Gerry Daly. Got a question right now? Search here to see if it has been answered already:

a mediateam website

©2017 Garden.ie. Mediateam Ltd, Media House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

Tel (+353 1) 2947777 Email info@garden.ie

Website Design by KCO.ie