At Christmas, there’s nothing like having a real Christmas tree. A real, living, growing, potted Christmas tree, that will grow on and live for many more Christmases to come is even better!
At Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley, in Surrey, you can purchase your own living, Christmas tree that has been grown locally, in Witley. I chose this very sweet, smaller sized tree, it’s a Norway Spruce (Picea abies), trees this size are priced from £15 – £17. I measured my tree, including the height of the pot, it measured about 1m (about 3 ft 3 inches) tall and about 60cm (about 24 inches) wide. Wheeler Street Nurseries also offer Blue Spruce (Picea pungens) Christmas trees for sale as living, potted trees; both the Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce Christmas trees are priced from £15 for the smallest trees, up to £25 for their largest size, potted tree.
These living, potted Christmas trees from Wheeler Street Nurseries are a wonderful idea, purchasing a living, potted tree saves cutting a tree down for Christmas and makes a wonderful addition to your home. Positioned either outside your front door to add seasonal cheer to your home, or used inside to create an indoor feature, there really is nothing as lovely as a locally grown, living Christmas tree.
I thought that this living Christmas tree would make a lovely early Christmas present, perhaps for a special person who finds physically purchasing and decorating a Christmas tree difficult – a smaller, potted, living tree is far more manageable – it’s easier to lift and move around and can be sited on a table top as you see here. Whoever you gave one of these living, potted Christmas trees to – I am sure it would be a very well received gift. It would make a lovely seasonal, living alternative to a bunch of imported, forced flowers that will die within a few days.
I enjoyed decorating my living Christmas tree from Wheeler Street Nurseries, that you see pictured above, with decorations I made using my Kitchen Food Dehydrator from Lakeland!
Tips to make the most of your living Christmas tree
If you’re bringing a real tree indoors, bring your tree inside as late as you can – there’s no need to rush to bring the tree in before you’re ready to decorate it – these Christmas trees will prefer being outside, where they will also make an attractive feature. Why not position a tree, or better still, two trees – I do love symmetry – either side of your front door to welcome your visitors this Christmas?
If you’re bringing your tree indoors, place it in a cool room, away from the drying effect of hot radiators. If you need to position your tree next to a radiator, turn the radiator off if possible.
Don’t forget to water your Christmas tree – check your tree and water it at regular intervals.
As you will know, your Christmas tree is very flammable, and as a consequence must not be sited close to an open fire. For the same reason avoid placing candles anywhere near your Christmas tree.
Other links and articles that may interest you……………………….
To see my recommended, trialled, tested, and reviewed list of gifts for gardeners for 2017, including talks and events for 2018, please click here.
To read my 2016 recommended, trialled and tested gifts for gardeners, please click here.
To read my review of the Trug Makers No. 7 trug, a hand-crafted trug made using traditional methods, please click here.
To read my review of Velcro One-Wrap Plant Ties, please click here.
To read my review of Richard Mabey’s book, ‘The Cabaret of Plants Botany and The Imagination’, please click here.
To read my review of Felco No. 12 Compact Deluxe Secateurs, please click here.
To read my review of Lakeland’s Apple Master, an amazing device that peels, slices and cores apples in super quick time, please click here.
To read my review of Katie Scott and Kathy Willis’ book Botanicum, please click here.
To read my review of Burgon & Ball’s Weed Slice and Burgon & Ball’s Short Handled Weed Slice, please click here.
To read my review of the Espresso Mushroom Company’s Pearl Oyster Mushroom and Hot Pink Mushroom growing kits, (yes, you really can grow your own delicious pink mushrooms indoors!) please click here.
To read my review of Kathryn Aalto’s new book ‘The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, please click here.
To read my review of the BiOrbAir, a specialised, automated terrarium from Reef One that features an ultra sonic misting unit and automatic watering system, please click here.
To read my review of Stephen Woodham’s latest book, ‘Garden Design Solutions: Ideas for Outdoor Spaces’, please click here.
To read my review of the My Kitchen Food Dehydrator from Lakeland, please click here.
To read my review of the Espresso Mushroom Company’s Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs, please click here.
To read my review of the EarthBox, a specially developed container growing system, please click here.
To read my review of the Garden Girl Rain Poncho, an adjustable, waterproof poncho with a pretty, floral design, please click here.
To read my review of Louise Curley’s latest book, ‘The Crafted Garden’, please click here.
To read my interview with David Neale, an award winning Garden Designer, based in Guildford in Surrey, please click here.
To read the results of my 2015 Sweet Pea Trial, please click here.
If you’re looking for reputable suppliers of snowdrops, sold ‘in the green’, please click here.
For gardening advice of what you could do at your allotment or in your garden from mid-November until mid-December, please click here.
For gardening advice of what you could do in your garden or at your allotment from mid-December until mid-January, please click here.