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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

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Holly

22 December 2009 23:06:54
Holly

Holly

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.  

 


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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 ?


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