Monthly Archives: December 2010

Holly for Christmas

In wildlife tree of the month for December I wrote about the native holly,  Ilex aquifolium – and how I was going to experiment with using holly as a Christmas tree this year. My idea is to use a containerised … Continue reading

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Wildlife plant for December – Hedera helix

Well, it had to be really, didn’t it? With holly –Ilex aquifolia – as the wildlife tree for December, it would have been difficult not to follow on with its partner in poetry, song, and carol, the Ivy – Hedera … Continue reading

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Wildlife tree for December, Ilex aquifolium – your next Christmas Tree ?

Before we were introduced to the Norweigan Spruce as our ‘Christmas Tree’ English households would use evergreen holly, laden with berries as a Christmas decoration. In Christian times the holly berries came to be seen as symbolic of the blood … Continue reading

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