Wednesday, December 24

No holly - just ivy




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  1. Gorgeous, we have some like that in the back lane, the wildlife love it. Wishing you and Martyn a very happy Christmas Sue.

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    1. Thank you CJ you too. This a on a fence at the top of the garden. When it is flowering the bees, wasps and butterflies etc. are all over it. It's a good wildlife plant on many levels.

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  2. Predictably the blackbirds took all my holly berries. Still, it's getting colder. Their need is greater.
    Have a lovely Christmas both of you. x

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    1. Thank you Jessica - you too. We haven't any holly. We have some aucuba but the berries of that are still green.

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  3. Whoa! Looks like your Blackbirds are in for a real feast.

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    1. According to the RSPB website. I quote "The dry pith of ivy berries contains nearly as many calories as Mars bars!
      Whether this is pound for pound or one berry equals one Mars bar is unclear.

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  4. Great for flower arranging whereas the holly kills your fingers! Have a good holiday and thank you for the wonderful gardening tips I gleaned from your site to help me on our community allotment.

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    1. Have a lovely holiday, L. Glad that you have found the site useful.

      No down some sprigs of ivy will end up in the house.

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  5. Have a wonderful Christmas Sue.

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  6. Lovely photos !
    Merry Christmas to you and your family !

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  7. We have lots of ivy which cover the backs of a row of garages that back onto our garden.. the bees etc love it and we have black birds nesting in it.. lots in the back lane too! Happy Christmas to you and yours :o)

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    1. Happy Christmas to you too. Must remember to give this a trim before nest building time.

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  8. Super winter greenery.
    Wishing you and yours a good Christmas and a very productive New Year on the allotement Sue.

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    1. Thank you Angie and the same to you. Fingers crossed that we all have a good gardening year in 2015.

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  9. Beautiful. You could make some fabulous seasonal decorations, you've got your own supply of material there. Wishing you and Martyn a very merry Christmas.

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  10. Wildlife visitors and residents to your garden will certainly appreciate that abundance of ivy Sue. A most Happy Christmas to you!

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    1. To you too Anna. I'm not totally sure whether it is planted in mine or the garden at the other side of the fence. I was worried earlier in the year that the gardner behind was chopping it down.

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  11. Funny - It's Ivy plus Holly (loads of berries) with us. Will post.

    Merry Christmas

    Mal

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  12. Like Anna says, that will be most welcome for the wildlife, they love the seeds.
    All the very best to you and yours Sue, Hvae a marvelous Christmas.xxx

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  13. I've been very surprised at how abundant all the berries and seedheads are this year, Sue. Lots of foraging for both people and wildlife alike! Wishing you and Martyn a very good Christmas and New Year, Caro x

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