Flora and fauna – the holly and the ivy
Dec22

Flora and fauna – the holly and the ivy

A favourite for our feathered friends Holly and ivy can be found all over our New Mills hedgerows and woodlands, some woudl even say it’s teh ivy that is holding New Mills together. Both plants are evergreen which led to beliefs that they were magical; in pagan times, they were used in winter festivals as a symbol of new life to come. Christian belief later linked the holly’s spikes to Jesus’ crown of thorns and the berries to...

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