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Mistletoe for Dawn .... this is the second one Dawn ....

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Mistletoe for Dawn .... this is the second one Dawn ....

I really thought this one was dead , but as you can see it's green !! :o)



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If it ever does die there is a blog on here about how to do it yourself with out the birds, I think its Fractals blog.

25 Oct, 2009

 

how does this actually grow on trees amy?

25 Oct, 2009

 

Its a parasite, the birds pick the berry, the birds then peck at the tree with still some berry on their beak which the seed is inbeded into the tree and grows from the tree, oak, apple and some other trees it will grow on.

25 Oct, 2009

 

thanx morgana, thats amazing isnt it, :o)

25 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks girls , I rubbed this seed on my apple trees myself , I picked the fallen berries up off the ground where they had fallen in a church yard in Suffolk , I then took the white sticky outer coat of leaving the green seed still sticky and then cut a tiny slit on the tree to push it into , ... I have since read that you shouldn't cut the tree , to late I already did it .....

25 Oct, 2009

 

It is amazing Sandra, Fractal done a blog on how to do it.

Or you stabb it in like the bird does with his beak Amy

25 Oct, 2009

 

Oh Yes, brilliant Amy. I'm so pleased they are alive. So this is their 2nd Winter? Mine are still at the little green sucker stage - you know what I mean, lol. We 'set' ours around last Christmas. I must put grease bands on the tree.

25 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Ah Yes Dawn .. thanks for the reminder ..... :o) ...... and I do know what you mean by the little suckers .. LOL........

25 Oct, 2009

 

We have to watch out for wood lice too apparently - everyone loves the mistletoe, ha ha. I dropped you a pm before I saw the pics Amy.

25 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Dawn , you only have to be away for a few days to get way behind , we had a smashing time and almost stayed longer :o)

Wood lice Mmm , I didn't know about those , thanks for the warning :o)

25 Oct, 2009

 

You must have been having fun if you wanted to stay longer, great. You've had an exceptionally busy month Amy :-)

25 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

We have and it hasn't finished yet Dawn , the Grandchildren come this week ... !!! Help ......

25 Oct, 2009

 

OMG Amy - of course, its half term - I hope they're not expecting peaches again. Maybe you have lots of apples/pears now though.

25 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

We have coxs apples in the draws wrapped in tissue paper Dawn , we didn't do very well with the pears its a new tree , more next year we hope .. :o)

25 Oct, 2009

 

Sound scrummy Amy - they'll love them.

25 Oct, 2009

 

AMY!! Mine are alive after all. Three of them have green shoots.

5 Apr, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Oh Dawn i'm soooo pleased , you must be so excited ...LOL.. I'm thrilled for you xx

5 Apr, 2011

 

I am thrilled Amy, they just looked dead but looks like they had their roots down. The leaves are very tiny, I am excited, lol

5 Apr, 2011



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