06 December 2008

holly

I thought it might be too early for holly but I've just read in Grigson's Englishman's Flora that "no doubt a function of holly inside the house was to deal with house goblins, the Robin Goodfellow, the Brownie, the Hobthrust etc and keep them down in the Christmas season." Can't say that I've noticed any around but as our decorations won't be going up for a while yet, perhaps a little sprig might be in order.

Picture taken at St Patrick's Cemetery, Leytonstone.

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