Christmas trees

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ALIB
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Christmas trees

Post by ALIB »

I am under pressure. The missus wants a Christmas tree with roots, in a pot.
Does anyone know where abouts in Sydenham (or nearby area) I can get a potted Christmas tree of about 5ft tall height?

Ali b
lbere
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Post by lbere »

Shannons Garden Centre at Forest Hill always have a nice selection
leaf
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Post by leaf »

Just be careful if you have a cat, we had a tree in a pot years ago and the cat peed in the pot!
ALIB
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Post by ALIB »

thanks for the advice Ibere. I'll try Shannons tomorrow, though I have a realistic budget. In recent years I have travelled out of London to get a tree at a decent price, but I'll try and shop locally this year, if possible.

I have a pug puppy, so a tree is a potential hazard. I have already recovered 3ft of tinsel from the dogs mouth at a relatives house. Thanks for the 'look out' Leaf

Ali b
Ronski
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Post by Ronski »

We were in two minds of getting one from the high street or getting a tree in a pot from Homebase or a garden center, just so we can grow it in the garden for next year, any one have any luck doing this, is it worth it do you think?
LisaCummins
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Rooted Christmas Tree

Post by LisaCummins »

Hi,

My husband went out to get a Christmas tree on Saturday. I was expecting a snazzy fibre optic tree or a decent artificial one that looks like the real McCoy. Instead he purchased a potted Christmas tree from B&Q. Cost £10 and stands just under 5' tall. The instructions were good, just said keep soil moist, don't allow to dry out. It came with quite a nice pot too.

Was his way of being green friendly, so he said.
Now it's decorated and looks great.
Ah, there's a nice christmassy smell with a fresh tree. :)
To think I used to like the plastic type. Yuk!
mikej
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Post by mikej »

Ronski,

We bought a tree in a pot 2 years ago and the guy we bought it from said we could keep it in the pot for a year and bring it in again for another Christmas, which we did (last year). After that we planted it out, and it is doing well!
My mother in law has a whole line of Xmas trees growing in her garden, so yes, go for it!!
ALIB
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Post by ALIB »

i got a nice tree ealier this week from the guys at the back of Forest Hill station (Perry Vale). Healthy, potted and cost £25 including delivery. They tend to open after 11am, as the deliveries are in the mornings.
Very nice selection.

Ali b
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