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Mistletoe on Bramley Apple Tree

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Mistletoe  on Bramley Apple Tree

The mistletoe has grown a lot this year this is the largest of the 5 I set on my apple trees , I have 2 on this tree ,I on a Coxe's Orange Pippin and 2 on a Russet ... November 2011...



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Oh that's fantastic Amy...Well done getting so many to take.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Crikey they've certainly grown, remember seeing your picture and Dawns last year, wouldn't have a clue were to start to get these growing.

11 Nov, 2011

 

You have done well

11 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Pimpernel , They have put a spurt on this year Kathy, I'm pleased about that it's nice to see something happening I'm looking forward to seeing some berries eventually ... Thanks Carol it's good to see them growing at last :o))

11 Nov, 2011

 

Amy clever you, that is quite a feat to get mistletoe to take......

11 Nov, 2011

 

Well done, it's difficult I am told to get these to take.

12 Nov, 2011

 

You Clever Girl Amy no excuse now for not having a Christmas kiss lol

12 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Angela / Homebird it was more luck than knowledge I picked the fallen berries up in a churchyard wrapped them up in tissues then at home I carefully removed the seed and made a tiny slit to stuck them on the trees , I have read since that's it's not a good idea to make a slit because you are allowing germs to enter , to late it's done now ! Carole that was the general idea ,it looks as if I'm in for a long wait for the berries :o))

12 Nov, 2011

 

I do hope you have berries Amy, though I do like the leaf.

12 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I hope so too Pimpernel if I do I will deff.put a photo on here :o)

12 Nov, 2011

 

ive never seen this growing on a tree before, but yesterday on our dog walk i saw a tree with lots of mistletoe growing on it. well done on yours.

13 Nov, 2011

 

Brilliant, Amy, hasn't it done well! You'll be OK for kisses at Christmas :)

13 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

There's not very much in my area Holly but we were recently over the west side of the country in Herefordshire and the trees were loaded with it .. thats why I'm growing it Gee, I live in hope LOL...

13 Nov, 2011

 

There was a rowan tree here with it just getting going, then it got cut down while building the new school.

13 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

What a shame ! I suppose that's what they call progress :o(

13 Nov, 2011

 

How did I miss this Amy, brilliant, its grown alot. I have just tje one surviver but one is better than none. 4 leaves on mine so far :).

16 Nov, 2011

 

Nice one Amy!

16 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad you still have the one Dawn , I have one that i'm not counting which looks a bit 'iffy ' it has 2 small leaves and hasn't grown at all . I'm pleased with the others .. Thanks Sheila I'm looking forward to the day it has berries :o)

16 Nov, 2011

 

lovely amy, lots this year, means lots of kisses comming your way lol :o))

17 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I'll have them queuing up San Lol.... it's a dream to one day be able to hang a sprig of my own Mistletoe up in the hall at Christmas :o)

17 Nov, 2011

 

Well done for getting the mistletoe to grow in your trees Amy....now who are you going to kiss under the mistletoe???

18 Nov, 2011

 

Well done on the mistletoe, Amy ..looks good :o)

18 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

That would be telling Linda ( Father Christmas ? )
Thanks TT I'm dreading that the trees should succumb to any awful diseases and die ! what would I do then ? :o(

18 Nov, 2011

 

Let's hope they stay healthy :o)

18 Nov, 2011

 

How amazing, well done Amy!
In Cheltenham there are 1,000's of mistletoe in the trees, quite amazing.

18 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks TT / Lulu you live in the right area for Mistletoe ,we were in Herefordshire the other week I couldn't stop looking at all the Mistletoe on the trees they were loaded ....... it makes my little lot look paltry !

18 Nov, 2011

 

I am going to be looking into finding some seeds now!!

19 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Don't look yet Lulu , at least yes look out for some with the view of picking up berries when they drop and are ripe which will be about Feb/ March , when you have collected some split the berry take out the bright green seed and then put it on your trees ~~ never use berries sold in bunches at xmas time , you might be lucky in your area but elsewhere it often comes from abroad the seed won't be ripe .. good luck :o)

19 Nov, 2011

 

will do that Amy!

19 Nov, 2011

 

Hi Amy, keep forgetting to tell you .... my darn mistletoe has been bitten off, grrrr. I know you said the bull finches are partial to them.

I'm so annoyed as I removed the netting as it was doing well and had good leaf growth. The field fares were around eating up the apples before Christmas so probably they took a fancy.

I remember you saying one of yours was nipped off but came back - there is a small, woody stump left so hopefully it will sprout again.

13 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I hope it sprouts for you Dawn ,it might if the root is still good , what a shame it takes them so long to get established ,fingers crossed for it ........

15 Jan, 2012

 

I hope so too Amy

18 Jan, 2012



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