It’s been a good year for the holly berries, as Elvis Costello nearly once sang.  Prior to this autumn if you had asked me if my hollies were berry-bearing ones I would have said no.  Lovely variegated leaves but no berries.  This year has proved me wrong and how!  There are so many berries that you can see them from the house.  It’s not only the outer branches either, there are berries tucked away deep into tree.  Now the only question is, will the birds leave any so that I can use them to decorate the house at Christmas?





  1. October 23, 2016 / 12:12 am

    How lovely – if they last, they will really brighten up the house come Christmas-time!

    • Catherine
      October 23, 2016 / 8:35 am

      Fingers crossed, the ivy is looking good too!

  2. October 23, 2016 / 12:28 am

    Wow that is a lot of berries. We have just leaves so far,.

  3. October 23, 2016 / 6:37 am

    Goodness, looks like it has been saving them up over the years just for this moment! Good luck with the birds 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

    • Catherine
      October 23, 2016 / 8:36 am

      I shall be stocking the bird feeders in the hope of distracting them!

    • Catherine
      October 23, 2016 / 8:36 am

      Maybe we should buy some mince pies?

  4. October 23, 2016 / 9:14 am

    You have such a good lot there. I am seeing them everywhere right now and I love that bright colour they bring to everything!

  5. October 23, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    I just love the vivid red this time of year X #mysundayphoto

  6. October 23, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Fantastic photo! It really makes me feel Christmassy x

  7. October 23, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    If I were a bird, I’m afraid I wouldn’t leave you any. Shiny red berries look delicious!

  8. October 23, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Lovely bright colour. Put some birdfeed out to tempt them away!

    • Catherine
      October 23, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Will buy fat balls asap!

  9. travelingchristie
    October 24, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    So beautiful, perfect photo for this time of year x

  10. October 25, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Hi Catherine, what a wonderful shock of colour the berries add to the bush. I do hope there are some left for Christmas.


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