All trees vary is size, colour and needle retention. However, our trees are handpicked to ensure that you have the best quality tree for the Christmas season. We grow and sell two types of tree, the Norway Spruce and the Nordmann Fir.
The Norway Spruce is a traditional Christmas tree. It has spikey needles and a strong pine scent. The Norway Spruce does not have good needle retention and will last a maximum of 14 days once brought inside. The Norway Spruce is suited to cool rooms or for outside decoration. If you intend on buying a Norway Spruce early in the season we recommend that you leave it outside in a bucket of water until the 15th December.
The Nordmann Fir is now the UK’s most popular Christmas tree due to its excellent needle retention, however it does not have such a strong pine scent as the Norway Spruce. A well cared for Nordmann Fir should retain its needles through the Christmas season, for a maximum of 25 days.
As with all cut plants, your tree will need to be kept in water retaining stand that is kept topped up with clean, fresh water.
Choosing the perfect Christmas tree for your room is easy. If you already know the height of your ceiling then you are good to go, if not grab a tape measure and note the full height of your room. Also think about the space around the tree, a 9 ft tree in a small room is not going to leave you much space but would look impressive in a larger lounge or hallway.
All trees vary in width but as a rule of thumb the taller the tree the wider the tree. However, you can trim your tree to fit the width of your space.
Our fresh cut trees are available from 4 ft to 9 ft and our pot grown trees are available from 2.5 ft to 5 ft. Our fresh cut trees are measured from the base of the trunk to the top of the leader. Pot grown trees are measured from the base of the pot to the top of the leader. Our pots are 26 cms wide and 22 cms tall.
Standard ceiling height in the UK is 7.9 ft and therefore our most popular fresh cut trees are 6 and 7 ft.
The most important way to care for your Christmas is to keep it fed. Just like flowers in a vase or potted house plants, Christmas trees need water. We recommend that your tree is watered every day so you must either check that your tree’s stand is full or water or remember to water your potted tree daily. We do not recommend that you use a stand that does not hold water.
Step 1. Keep it fresh.
Once your tree is home cut 2 – 3 cms from the bottom of the trunk, this ensures that any sap is removed from the base of the trunk and the tree can take up water. We can do this for you at no extra charge when you pick your tree. All delivered trees will be pre cut.
Step 2. Just add water.
If you’re not intending to put your tree up straight away you should store your tree outside or in a cool place such as a garage. You should store your tree stood in a bucket of water or in a stand that holds water.
Step 3. In the home.
When you are ready to put up your tree think about location. Christmas trees will last longer in a cool place such as by a window, ideally away from a heat source. If you need to to place your tree next to a radiator then turn that radiator’s heat down. We don’t recommend playing plumber and removing your radiators!
Step 4. Final preparations.
Now to stand the tree up. We recommend using one of our Christmas tree stands which are super easy to use. Place the trunk into the stand and tighten the fixings to pinch up against the tree. Once nice and straight, position the tree as close to the desired location and fill the stand with water. Now remove the rest of the netting from the tree and gently move the branches into position. Remove
Old wives tales to retain needles include giving your Christmas tree vodka, lemonade or spraying it with hairspray! However, we recommend you save the alcohol and hair products for yourself, do as nature intended and give your tree clean water.