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18/02/2012 at 02:12

Do I plant this beautiful little tree directly outside...or in a pot and introduce him gradually to my garden?? He's currently on my kitchen window sill so he needs de-climatising...all advice welcome x

18/02/2012 at 18:53

Hi, Victoria

I was given a small potted xmas tree when I bought my one for indoor decorating, what I have decided to do with mind is keep potting it on until its got to a size where it will not get bashed by accident and big enough to see when Im gardening (clumsy sometimes), they look nice grown in ornamental pots. I will eventually permanently plant in the ground though. But I must add that smaller trees and shrubs do establish and settle in a lot quicker than bigger ones. But I am sure he will be fine to put out, as long as you remember where he is and not at risk of getting damaged,its getting to that planting time again anyway.. hurray!

27/02/2012 at 13:11

Hi Dragonflyblue,

Thanks ever so much for your reply. I will leave him on the kitchen windowsill for now...and treat him to the patio in the next few weeks...hopefully when the weather changes for the better!

28/02/2012 at 13:43

Hi Victoria,

Be careful when planting a Christmas tree outside, as they often grow much larger than anticipated. One of my neighbours had to get a tree surgeon in to fell a spruce tree that a previous owner had planted one Christmas!

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