Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:42
The tree I bought in 2012 (read first post) is now about 3ft tall, just popped outside to check .
If the tree was outdoors when you bought it, keep it outdoors until ready to dress. I bring mine in a few days before Christmas and put it in the dinning room by the door were it'd coolest then put it in the lounge on Christmas eve near the window and the furtherest point from the fire and central heating. Put the pot in a dish of water and let the tree drink from the bottom, adding more water if the dish becomes dry, trying not to over water.
If potting up put it in a plastic pot, mines in terracota and I'll need help getting it in doors this yr. A plastic pot will always fit into a nice ceramic one and can easily be moved in and out of the house.
If the tree has been grown in a pot and kept outdoors, the shock of repotting and bringing it into the house could kill it. If not root bound I'd repot in the spring.
Matty - your tree sounds like it needs repotting now though.