Christmas trees

If I celebrated Christmas at home then the centrepiece would be a good size real Christmas tree, nicely decorated like this with presents underneath and cats like Nikki’s Sam and Emma somewhere close by.

The Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London has been a yearly gift from the City of Oslo since 1947.

The first thing that I see when I walk along the allotment site road is this one on the corner of John’s plot.  It’s about six feet high and is one of at least two Christmas trees that he’s planted out that have survived.  A word of caution if you decide to do the same as over time they can grow to well over fifty feet high.

This Christmas tree guide is helpful as it tells you all you need to know about finding the perfect tree for your home, and what to do with it afterwards.

Have a good week!

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18 Responses to Christmas trees

  1. Love the snow on your header, very seasonal, how did you do that? We have always had real trees at Christmas, but it is such a problem lifting them into the house once they are planted in a bucket or pot then struggling to get them out again leaving a mass of needles behind.

    • Flighty says:

      Elaine it’s something that WordPress do as an extra at this time of year, I’m not sure but I think that Blogger do something similar too.
      That is the drawback with a real tree but worth the effort surely. xx

  2. I have to confess to a fake christmas tree which comes out every year but I absolutely love proper christmas trees! My fake tree arrived after too many years of being completely disorganised around christmas and then finding tiny trees were alarmingly expensive. When (if) I have my own garden, I’d like an outdoor tree which could be decorated every year. Hope you get a real tree wherever you are at Christmas Flighty! (PS, Love the snow, better put mine back!) Caro xx

  3. Jo says:

    I love to see a real Christmas tree but have to admit to having a fake one, there’s much less mess than with a real one. Thank you for entering my giveaway.

  4. wellywoman says:

    I love real trees and after years of having a fake one we looked at getting a real one last year but they were all too big for our dining room. I do like to put my tree up on the1st December as well. The lights and decorations make the house feel more cheerful. I don’t think a real tree would look that good by Christmas Day if I got one that early!

  5. Glo says:

    With your falling snowflakes and gorgeous tree photo, I’m reminded that Christmas is fast approaching. I’ll be getting my decorations out soon. The photo of Sam and Emma is just purrfect for a Christmas card!

  6. Donna says:

    That would be a beautiful tree.
    I keep thinking it is still far too early to even think about Christmas but its only 2 and a half weeks or so away!! Eeeek!!

  7. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, a good-sized Christmas tree would smell wonderful! Alas, we had to go with an artificial tree some years ago. Samantha likes to chew on it just the same.

  8. Flighty says:

    Nikki and look even better! That’s a shame. Why am I not surprised! xx

  9. I love real Christmas trees, and I really miss the glorious smell they produce, but after years of clearing up needles, and then discovering that various relatives are allergic, we bought a good quality artificial one instead. I dream of living somewhere where we can grow one in a pot outdoors most of the year and bring it in to decorate, but content myself with draping lights over various trees and shrubs outdoors instead!

  10. Flighty says:

    Janet me too, but a good artificial one is far more practical.
    I like your dream! xx

  11. Liz says:

    This year, as usual, my tree went up on Christmas Eve. I got a very nice Fraser fir from a tree lot near my home. If you leave it late enough in the season, you get it for a good price. This is not really my intention, but more tradition, since my family always put up the tree on Christmas Eve and took it down on Twelfth Night.
    The city picks up discarded trees and shreds them into mulch. They then spread the mulch over the vast muddy areas in the very popular dog parks. Dog parks in the US are enclosed areas for your dogs to run around off leash and the grass underfoot has a hard time getting established.
    Are there dog parks in the UK?

    • Flighty says:

      Liz that sounds good to me, I think that it’s nice to continue family traditions.
      The city shredding discarded ones and using the mulch to spread over the dog parks is a good idea.
      We don’t have dedicated dog parks over here. xx

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