Happy New Year and here’s a festive question. Each year my holly tree has loads of berries in November but either none or very few left by Christmas. Why is this? Traditionally holly is renowned as a Christmas plant as referenced in the carol “The Holly and the Ivy”.
Here’s a photo I took on 23rd November. Lots of red berries.
And here is another photo of the same tree taken a month later on Christmas Eve, when I was cutting some holly and pine to make a table decoration. Hardly any berries left.
But at least enough to give some colour to my festive table decoration. Simple to make and an attractive centre-piece for the table.