Making Mistletoe

Mistletoe propThanks to a kind supplier of some freshly cut branches of ripe mistletoe berries we are attempting to get some established in suitable trees around the garden. We’ve tried Lime trees, hawthorn and the apples in the orchard – with Mr Goose keeping a very close eye on proceedings.

Orchard mistletoe Mistletoe on apple

It’s an unpleasantly sticky job removing the outer skin of the berry but handy that they are supplied with their own glue. We’re labelling the branches so that we can keep an eye on germination.

Down at the Lily pond we have removed two sections of the beech hedge to improve views over the water.

Feb 2017 Removing beech hedge Sunset Lily pond