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MAI

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MAI says:

Holly Berries

I've just noticed lots of red berries on my Holly tree,  this is very early  is this a sign of a good or bad winter,  anyone know?

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be............ Health is Wealth.............. A woman is like a tea bag, you don't know how strong until they are in hot water!

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raine

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raine says:

Re: Holly Berries

it means a harsh winter.

mya

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stellapea

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stellapea says:

Re: Holly Berries

Think it's due to the exceptional weather we have had this year the plants don't know if they're comming or going 

Stella (Stockport) xx

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MAI

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MAI says:

Re: Holly Berries

raine said:

it means a harsh winter.

mya


                                             Oh no,  I thought it might

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be............ Health is Wealth.............. A woman is like a tea bag, you don't know how strong until they are in hot water!

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AnnFirstome

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AnnFirstome says:

Re: Holly Berries

Hello Friends, hope you do not mind me butting in.  I have noticed that there are loads of berries on the hawthorn bushes.  Perhaps it is a sign of a good berry growing summer?

When I read "Holly Berries" I had to chuckle and I will tell you why in the hopes that it will bring a smile to your face.

In our previous home, just one and a half miles from where we now live, we planted several holly bushes, some male and many female and some plain coloured and many variegated varities.

We got the flowers each Spring, but were sady lacking on berries each year.  Hubby was so upset about this as we had so many berries in our garden prior to that one, but from a centuries old holly hedge bordering that garden.

Regularly, hubby inspected our holly bushes and we re-checked the sex of the bushes and some names are far from descriptive.  Still no berries.

Then, one day, hubby saw a RED BERRY ... Oh joy!  He was so delighted that he fished out his glasses to take a closer examination and enjoy the moment.

Oh my goodness, it moved!  It was a ladybird!

 

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Ann from Pembrokeshire, Wales previously Buckinghamshire, England

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MAI

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MAI says:

Re: Holly Berries

We've only got the one holly bush with lots of berries on so don't know about female/male bushes

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be............ Health is Wealth.............. A woman is like a tea bag, you don't know how strong until they are in hot water!

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AnnFirstome

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AnnFirstome says:

Re: Holly Berries

ha ha ha

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Ann from Pembrokeshire, Wales previously Buckinghamshire, England

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