Blackberry - was considered to be a holy plant. In the Highlands, they're

called Blessed Brambles. If twined into a wreath with rowan and ivy, will

keep away evil spirits. Brambles or alternatively osieres, would be plaited

around a grave to keep a ghost from rising. Believed that Christ used a

bramble to drive the money changers out of the temple and to spur his donkey

onto Jerusalem. Thought to cure various ailments if the sick would walk

under an archway of bramble rooted at each end.

Blackberry (Rubus villosus) : To work your way through a bramble of BLESSING A NEW HOME, HOME CLEANSING facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail