Spreading the mistletoe love
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