OUR TREES

We sell a range of freshly cut and pot grown trees, ranging from 3ft-12ft, at our stores and online.

FRASER FIR

In recent years, the Fraser Fir has been growing in popularity in the UK. Many people choose this tree for it's gorgeous silvery-green, dense and bushy foliage as well as the softness of the needles, which help to avoid scratches and other injuries.

 

Another reason why this tree is so popular is due to the sweet citrus aroma given off by the tree, this scent fills your home and can last for as long as the tree is indoors. The branches of the tree are thick, strong and are angled upward to allow easy decoration and it can take on heavier ornaments with no trouble.

 

Already blessed with excellent needle retention, this tree will hold on to it's needles for as long as it is kept well watered.

NOBLE FIR

Considered to be one of the most handsome and majestic trees, with its lovely blue/green foliage and pleasant fragrance, the Noble Fir has great  needle holding properties. It is often a popular choice because of the more open branching and great shape - ideal for showing off larger decorations.

 

It can display all the characteristics of the perfect Christmas tree but is however, notoriously difficult to grow, which is why you'll find it is slightly more expensive per foot than it's fir siblings.

NORDMANN FIR

Currently the best selling Christmas tree in the UK, Nordmann Firs are much loved for their symmetrical shape, hardiness and their glossy dark green foliage which is slightly scented.

 

The Nordmann Fir is blessed with excellent needle retention, unlike some varieties it will hold on to it's needles as long as possible, they will start to slightly curl inward rather than completely fall off at first. This means less hoovering and more time admiring the beautiful foliage of this tree.

 

The tree itself requires very little training or pruning, while it is outside a slight trim once or twice a year to help keep it's shape is usually all that is required.

 

We sell 4 types of pot grown trees (stores only):

Blue Spruce, Omorika, Nordmann Fir, and Norway Spruce.

 

So when the festivities are over for another year, there's no need to discard your tree; these can be grown in your garden and continue to blossom.

 

And we sell a selection of water-holding stands for freshly cut trees. They act as a water reservoir to keep your tree from drying out. You should top up the water every few days so your tree stays fresh for as long as possible. Don't let the water level drop below the trunk or sap will seal it up and stop it taking up water.

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TREE CARE

We want you to enjoy your Christmas tree for as long as possible. Follow our simple tips on how to look after it and be happy knowing you can have a magical Christmas absent of tree woes - yule not be sorry!

 

GENERAL ESSENTIALS - LISTEN TO WHAT WE SLEIGH

  • Water your tree regularly.

  • Keep your tree away from open flames and heat sources.

  • A corner is good – it keeps your tree safer from knocks and bumps.

  • If you'll be using lights to decorate your tree, try to place the tree close to a socket!

  • Cover the floor or table where the tree will be placed to help protect from water spillages.

  • Wear garden gloves when handling as sensitive skin can get a mild allergic reaction and rash.

CUT TREES - DO YOU SNOW THE DRILL?

Cut trees naturally drop their needles daily, however, follow our simple tips and it should stop your tree losing too many.

  • Once you've got it home, keep your Christmas tree outside in a sheltered area, preferably standing in water, until you are ready to bring it indoors.

  • Prepare the base of your tree using a handsaw. Cut about a half inch to an inch (1.3cm-2.5cm) off the bottom to aid water absorption. (Our staff are happy to do this for you at our store, but this only needs to happen if you are putting it up immediately - a freshly sawn tree will seal over after around an hour).

TOP TIP - Keep your tree outside in water for as long as possible before bringing in to decorate, this will help to reduce drooping and needle-drop.

  • Mount your tree as soon as possible after cutting the base. 

  • Place your tree in a container of water that is replenished on a regular basis. You can buy special tree stands (we sell a selection at our stores and online) which provide watering space. Or, you can go for the tried and tested method of using a bucket filled with small rocks.

  • Make sure your tree is straight. It is a good idea for at least two people to put up your tree, one holding it stable while the other fixes the base. Always stand back to check that the tree is straight before you get busy decorating.

TOP TIP - If your tree is slightly too big for your selected space, it can always be trimmed down to size. 

  • Finally, decorate and admire yourChristmas tree.

  • Don't forget to water your tree frequently.

POT GROWN TREES - LOVE AT FROST SIGHT

Once you've purchased your pot grown Christmas Tree and made it home, follow our advice to give it the best care. Once Christmas is over it will then be ready to plant out in your garden.

  • Before you bring it indoors keep your Christmas tree outside in a sheltered area.

  • You will find your tree is still in its original growing pot and wrapped in a special Climate Bag.

  • Water the tree. Open the climate bag and water - there are drainage holes in the bottom so the water can drain freely.

TOP TIP - Keep your tree outside for as long as possible; the weekend before Christmas is ideal.

  • Once you’ve bought your tree indoors, remove the climate bag and place the tree into a decorative cover pot or on to a saucer.

  • In your desired location, place your tree onto a protective cloth or mat to help protect surfaces from any scratching or water damage.

  • Water frequently but be careful not to over water.

  • Have a joyous Christmas and enjoy your living pot grown tree for years to come.

BUT WAIT - THERE'S MYRRH - Display your living tree in a cool room to keep it looking its best.

 

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