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Simon Davies of the English Mistletoe Company collects the ancient Christmas staple from an old apple tree near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire.<br />
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Retired policeman Simon Davies is rushed off his feet after branching out into an unlikely new profession - collecting and selling English mistletoe.<br />
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After hanging up his bobby's hat the former detective constable now plies his trade harvesting the traditional festive plant from disused apple orchards.<br />
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During the short two-month mistletoe season Simon will have to make dozens of trips to orchards surrounding the Worcestershire market town of Tenbury Wells, the historic home of English mistletoe.<br />
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Simon's business the English Mistletoe Company sells 5kg boxes of mistletoe for £40 and high profile clients have included luxury handbag company Mulberry, top fashion designer Margaret Howell and cancer charity Maggie's.