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Christmas Tree Care
Pot Grown Christmas trees  
 
 
 

Pot grown Christmas trees are living plants - and have been grown in a pot since seeding.  They therefore have a full root ball.

 

Inside ~ water daily

 

At the end of the Christmas season, harden the tree by placing in a cold, frost free area

 

In the spring re-pot into a bigger bucket

  Feed with osmacote granules
 

Keep peat/soil moist, especially when the tree is flushing – usually in May – but do not drow.  Manage as per azaleas.

 

Cut Christmas Trees

 

 

Cut Christmas trees are plants – like a bunch of flowers - and need a constant water supply.

By bringing them into a warm, dry atmosphere - your house - you are stimulating spring/summer conditions & the plant responds by trying to grow.

3 essential Dos
 

Cut the base of the Christmas tree – this can be done for you at Farmer Gow’s.  This opens the Christmas tree’s veins, which will have sealed since being cut in the field.

 

Immerse in a bucket of water – in a warm (not hot) area of your house for 24 hours – as the tree warms up it will take up a lot of water.

  Transfer into a stand/tree container and water regularly.  The Christmas tree will take the maximum amount of water in the first 24 hours in the warm but will still continue to take up water for 2-3 weeks – provided it doesn’t dry out.  If the tree runs out of water you need to re-cut the base again

Finally

  Keep away from direct heat, ie radiators and fires
  The cooler you can keep it, the longer it will last

 

We wish you a very Happy and Merry Christmas!

Our Oxfordshire grown Christmas trees are freshly cut to ensure a wonderful Christmas experience for you and your family.

 

 

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