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