Spread­ing the mistle­toe love

Amateur Gardening - - Letters -

AFTER mov­ing house last year, I was thrilled to find a big clump of mistle­toe in an old ap­ple tree (it’s a tra­di­tion of ours to hang it up every Christ­mas). A bonus has been sight­ings of mis­tle thrushes and waxwings in the gar­den that have come to eat the berries.

I read that mistle­toe is be­com­ing more scarce due to the loss of our or­chards. To help con­serve this plant, I’ll be giv­ing some berries to friends when they’re ripe in March, so they can in­sert them into their own trees.

Sarah Kilby, Lin­coln

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