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Oh Busy Lizzie, you seem to have an amazing garden in a wonderful part of the world.
Do you have visitors marvelling about what an English garden looks like?
Hi, I managed to find a christmas tree, about 3ft tall, potted, was on at £30 before Christmas but after they put ot out the back of the shop to dump it, I asked if they had any left over and got it for £5. RESULT.. Now I have to plant it..
You could continue to keep it in a pot (trees growing in pots are illustrated in several photos on this thread). That would make re-entry into the house a lot simpler when the time comes.
Or you might simply want an evergreen tree for the garden.
Here is a picture of my husbands Christmas tree that was planted in 1984. It was bought in a pot and used indoors for Christmas then planted outside. This is where he used to live (before he met and married me), we went to Ironbridge for a holiday and took a trip to see his old house. He couldn't believe it when he saw how big the tree had grown and so surprised to see that it is still there.
I too have a Christmas tree in a pot. It's been in the same pot for about 3 years. It looks rather sad and I would like to know if I should re-pot it now to try and revive it. Can I re-pot now or should I wait until Spring?
I would wait until spring and put it in slightly bigger pot but not too big and water and feed req in summer and make sure it does not dry out in winter too much.
Thank you so much. I will take your advice.
I have a tree kept in its pot from last Christmas, it was re-potted during the summer and looks healthy. I am unsure as to the best time to bring it back indoors, now, or leave it for 10 days or so? The house is kept at a reasonable temperature bot not overly hot.
I wait till a few days before Christmas eve and bring mine into the dinning room, putting it by the door were it's coolest, then put it in the lounge on Christmas eve, by the window which is the furtherest point from the fire and central heating.
They are a tree which are accustomed to being outdoors at this time of year in snow and frost so when you do decide to bring it indoors the coolest spot in a room is probably the best place.
I am after some advice about Christmas trees.
I bought a potted tree about 2 days before christmas, it was the display one that they had and the pot was broken, so i re-planted it in a bigger pot, i then left it outside in a shelted area just under our kitchen window.
Now that christmas as been and gone what sort of care does the tree require so that i can keep using it for years to come. Can you cut tops(like a conifer) so they bush out more?
Any help will be appriciated
If you cut the top out it won't be a Christmas tree shape any more - it'll look like a bit of hedge
It should be potted in a large pot in soil-based John Innes compost - I'd use No. 3 with some added grit.
Keep it in a sheltered spot where it gets some sun and some shade, and turn it around by 90 degrees each week so that it gets even light and grows in a uniform shape.