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31/10/2007 at 17:24
I was delighted to find mistletoe growing on the apple tree in my newly aquired garden 7 years ago. It has been lightly 'pruned' each year to provide sprigs for home, college and school but without berries. I was devastated last year to find a kind-hearted neighbour had 'helped out' in the garden by stripping the mistletoe off the tree (along with a climber rose and Christmas rose). Sadly there won't be home grown mistletoe decorations this Christmas. However there were signs this spring that the mistletoe is fighting back, it has produced a couple of small shoots which I hope will flourish and be joined by many more.