Tuesday Dec 4th, and the second of the traditional three Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Auctions.
As described last week, the venue is out of town this year, and, like last week, there’s a steady patter of drizzley rain from a grey sky. But lots of mistletoe.
Prices for mistletoe are still low, there’s too much good stuff about this season, though holly prices are much higher, and there are more holly lots this week than last.
Everything goes as normal, the new site already seems familiar (though, as stated last week, is hopefully temporary, with a return to a town site next year?).
I’m half-expecting to meet a French grower here, but no sign of him, maybe he changed his mind. But there are the usual other suspects hanging about – me, Stan Yapp, and the usual round of buyers. Stan (pictured left) and I have a good chat about mistletoe issues, and the media interest. He’s here to meet up witha local journalist, and I’m doing a piece with AP’s TV service. The Telegraph’s photographer and a photographer from Reuters are also here.
Talking of media, the ITV footage shot last week is being broadcast as we watch the sales – David Domoney is presenting a short film on mistletoe, largely based on the auctions. You can see it again here – don’t be put off by the irelevant ad at the start.