The 6 acre orchard was planted in 1993
No artificial fertilizers or pesticides are used on the trees
We planted over 1300 trees
Hives of bees are kept in the fields
Perfect for Florists, Christmas decorations and wreaths
Containing 8kg with 3 different berried varieties, a golden variegated, a silver variegated and a dark, glossy green
What Christmas home would be complete without some holly to decorate it? Synonymous with Christmas, holly has been used for nearly 2000 years to bring welcome festive cheer to homes across the country both large and small. From wreaths and garlands, to present bows and picture decorations there are endless ways to use holly. Let’s face it; what Christmas pudding would be complete without its traditional decoration
Holly was first adopted in ancient Rome at the Saturnalia, a three day festival observed each December, and was then adopted by the early Christians living there, who felt it was a shrub to be associated with good cheer.
It is now as essential to our 21st-century festivities as it was to early pagans and Christians, and a glossy sprig over your front door is said to protect your house from lightning and evil influences while welcoming good elves and fairies.
There are approximately 400 species of holly, even deciduous ones! However, the tree has been in cultivation for so long that horticulturists have developed cultivars and hybrids which outnumber the species.
Hollies are either male or female. Although a few female hollies produce berries without their flowers being pollinated, most do not, and even those that do are likely to set more fruit if a male is growing nearby.