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Mistletoe For Amy


Mistletoe For Amy (Viscum album (Mistletoe))

Coming up to its first year and the suckers are taking hold.



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It looks like a head (can you see the nose and two eyes?) on two legs! Fascinating.

30 Oct, 2009

 

I see it Gee, I hadnt noticed before :-)

30 Oct, 2009

 

strange stuff isnt it but looks lovely when the berries come, isnt nature wonderfull when this happens :o) lots of kisses for john this xmas dawn lol

30 Oct, 2009

 

OMG well done Dawn what an Achivement :)

30 Oct, 2009

 

We can all come to you to buy our Mistletoe for christmas Dawn :o)

30 Oct, 2009

 

Think you might have to find someone who wants to kiss you first Morgana lol... ooohhppps sorry was that a joke i just cracked...lol... and yes it was a joke, and yes they are allowed before you go getting all offended ;o)

and Dawn this is facinating stuff.. you know i never actually saw this growing before... did you put it there, i am told you have to scrape off the bark of an apple tree and rub the berries into the wood is this the result of that?

30 Oct, 2009

 

I dont take offence I take a gate :p nope dont have to find any man I know to many who would be willing he he including some famous ones he he

30 Oct, 2009

 

how strange looking Dawn,

30 Oct, 2009

 

lol good for you Morgana, maybe Dawn can orgainise a truck load for you then?

30 Oct, 2009

 

Well done Dawn.....Hope you have a good supply ready for Christmas.....

30 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Dawn , CONGRATULATIONS , it's coming on really well , it's just the same as mine was last year , I think everybody is expecting to much for it to be ready by xmas don't you .. LOL... I can't wait for our first berries can you ? it wil be so exciting :o)

30 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks everyone and Amy of course.
Well, here's the story. Last year I put a question up about growing mistletoe. Amy very kindly put me onto a company that sell fertile, ripe berries. I had about 6. You select a host tree, apple being one of the best, squeeze the berries until the seed pops out, in thick sticky slime and wipe it onto the tree branch - a young branch that faces away from the morning sun and thats it. I think it simulates a bird eating the berry and wiping its beak to clean it The booklet didnt suggest cutting the tree branch. I have about 4 growing :-) Oh and netting and greasebands are suggested to protect against the birds and woodlice. LIke Amy says, dont get too excited, I think it will be many years before berries appear. I'm sure it would work by collecting berries from the ground after Xmas - that's how Amy did it.

31 Oct, 2009

 

Well done you .. the fact you got it going a major acheivement used to be so common now rarely see it wonder if it reflects changes perhaps in apple growing old established orchards being lost ?

31 Oct, 2009

 

I thought it was a frog at first..lol............how wonderful to have mistletoe growing...............

31 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks BB/Holly. Its a shame but you dont see it much these days, do you. I've noticed some high, high up in a big tree in the next village. I think the chances of collecting berries that fall are a bit remote.

31 Oct, 2009

 

Good luck with yours and good luck to you Amy with yours. I visit Worcestershire occassionaly with a friend and there is lots of wild mistletoe growing there.

1 Nov, 2009

 

Never seen this before very interesting. It's very alien like isn't it.

2 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Toto , there is a lot in Hereford and worcester , it's all those apple orchards :o)

2 Nov, 2009



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