Christmas Trees: a buying and care guide
Nothing kicks off the Christmas season quite like choosing the perfect Christmas Tree. We are delighted to present 3 different varieties this year. Here is a quick guide to the different, British grown varieties available for ordering online:
The most popular tree remains the ‘non-drop’ Nordman, which has soft, lush, dark green needles. They are mildly scented but not overly fragrant compared to some of the other varieties. Properly looked after, the needles stay on the tree well beyond the day you take it down.
If you are looking for something unusual, Noble Firs are big and bushy, with a distinctive pine aroma and soft, blue-green needles. Or there are Fraser Firs, which are very popular in the US. They smell lovely and have a classic shape and style but softer needles. Frasers are slimmer in shape, so suitable for more compact homes.
Real trees should be in a stand that holds water (and the water regularly topped up). This keeps them fresher for longer – remember these are outdoor plants, grown in a field that suddenly get cut down and brought into warm rooms for a month. Keep them away from heat sources like radiators if possible.