Definitely an action-packed mistletoe day today. (See pics posted below) Off to the Tenbury Wells Market, penultimate one of the season – and possibly ever. Interviews with BBC R4, news about the market’s future, general chat with buyers, meeting with Masaya (see yesterday) who’s driven over from Kew, and an unexpected meeting with Nick Wheeldon, mistletoe-propagator. Plus news about the new Tenbury Wells English Mistletoe and Holly Festival – launched by the Town Council. And […]
Mistletoe Auction – all gone in a blur of white – successful buyers loading their wins…
Mistletoe Auction – representatives of the new English Mistletoe and Holly Festival Steering Committee…
Mistletoe Auction – a classic mistletoe wrap
Mistletoe Auction underway – Nick auctioning the holly wreaths
Mistletoe Auction – more cattle penned mistletoe
Mistletoe Auction – last chance to see in cattle pens?
Mystery at Kew?
Checked Mail on Sunday for the mistletoe article (see yesterday’s blog) but not there so either in Saturday’s paper or delayed until next week. That would be more appropriate – as it is December by then, and mistletoe articles in November always seem a bit premature. But i decide to check yesterday’s paper anyway – and check the daily mail website. Looks like the only way to access yesterday’s paper is to buy a week’s […]
Travelled up to Ironbridge today, for the same Council meeting of the Association of Industrial Archaeaology reported at start of last year’s mistletoe blog. As then, lots of mistletoe en route, and just as expected – but this time I had a mission in mind as I looked at it. I need some locations for a Radio 4 mistletoe interview next week – and will be starting out from the Shropshire/Worcestershire boundary area. Unfortunately I […]
More mistletoe talk
Yesterday evening gave a msitletoe presentation to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust – a good, satisfying evening – and a bit of a contrast to my last presentataion to a GWT audience – just 2 weeks ago. That was on canal restoration – a debate meeting jointly with the Gloucestershire Naturalists Society on the wildlife pros and cons of the local canal restoration (www.britishwaterways.co.uk/cotswolds). Reception there started with mistrust, and ended with a bit of it too. […]