Spiky Squares

During the month of March, Becky, Queen of the Square format, is back. This month she would like to see anything spiky, jagged, bristly, serrated, prickly or barbed in whatever interpretation you like. The only rule: it must be a square.
March Squares

Mahonia ‘Charity’ – Slender spikes of pale yellow flowers appear from November to March, above rosettes of large, handsome, dark green, holly-like leaves.

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

19 thoughts on “Spiky Squares

  1. I have this Mahonia in my garden, so I know just how lethally prickly it is. If you try to prune it, it bites back! (But the flowers are great in winter.)

        1. Unbelievably expensive over here, but yes, left hand drive is easier. James has the ‘old’ one and the cost of putting Portuguese plates on it is pretty dear too. Cost of living’s cheap though, and sunshine’s free šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  2. What a gorgeous one. I have a mahonia hidden at the bottom of my garden, but unfortunately it’s not as glorious as this. Maybe that’s why it is hidden?!!

        1. oh wow, maybe I’ll get one for my Mum . She’d love that and has quite a few spaces where she needs something big. I will certainly be investigating šŸ™‚

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