A Holly Orchard

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,563

I've just discovered this - it's only a few miles from here - I found it fascinating  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-25168895  so thought I'd share it with you image

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  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Great that his nephew is carrying on the family holly orchard.  Interesting that holly will live for 300 years.  The tall holly round here tends not to have berries on the lower branches and is not prickly low down but prickly above animal grazing height.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I got the 'prickly' bit round the wrong way - prickly at the base and above grazing level smooth edge leaves.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,563

    The fact that the leaves above the reach of grazing animals aren't prickly is one of the first things I remember learning about plants, and running down into the field behind the wood where I knew there was a holly tree to check and being so pleased that it was true image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,630

    We must have giraffes around here then, cos I can see prickles 15 ft up.image

     Funny thing about the variegated sort. I made decorations for table and mantelpieces, and my friend commented that she didn't want a plastic table decoration.!!!.

     I pointed out that the plastic sort isn't prickly , and this was.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,563

    She should've gone to Specsavers FB image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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