Saturday, 14 December 2013

Which Christmas Tree?

We have a 10 Christmas trees around the smallholding, so which to dig up for Christmas?
1. Half eaten by deer



2. The one we had indoors last year,still struggling to recover and survive

3. The one we had inside in 2011.Two years on and looking a bit sad

4. Twenty years old - Rather Large!

5. 6. 7. Three more that were got at by Muntjac deer

8. 9. 10. The one at the front was also half eaten, the centre one is much too big  and the one on the right has got really tall but with very few branches except at the base where they are very wide.
Centre and right were possibles but maybe now too big to replant. So I would rather leave them growing here. If we do have one with roots, we have to put it in the conservatory which means we don't get to enjoy it as the  curtains between living room and conservatory are closed after dark. Buying a cut tree means needles everywhere and we don't want to spend a small fortune on something that is just for 2 weeks. A Christmas tree is my favourite decoration and I wouldn't want to be without one.

So................... while we were at B&Q earlier this week we splurged £20 on their cheapest artificial. I think it will probably see us out!