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    Hoping to get a real christmas tree this year for the first time. I take it there are better places to get them from other than bq and the like? What's the best way to keep em alive and healthy til january?

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    I had a real Christmas tree once some years ago... never again! The bloody needles find every crook & cranny & you'll still be finding them next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    I had a real Christmas tree once some years ago... never again! The bloody needles find every crook & cranny & you'll still be finding them next year
    Yeh I know lol, at least I don't have cats Figure if I get one now then I can spend the rest of my life saying what you've just said, get it over and done with

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCannab1sir View Post
    Yeh I know lol, at least I don't have cats Figure if I get one now then I can spend the rest of my life saying what you've just said, get it over and done with
    Pick you up A short niddle Pine. That is what we use to have when I was growing up. Just keep water in the pot she is in, and she will stay green, until you through her out.

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    We've got 1 that leaves glitter all over the place for at least 3 months after Christmas

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    It's a great way to keep the hoover in use during December mate.
    Just be like 98% of us an keep it fake lol.
    Only plus side is the nice pine scent and the branches seem to hold heavier decorations. Imho the downside outweighs the upside but as a 1 off experience I'd say go for it. If you have young kids it's like bubble wrap to them

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    Cut off about 3 inches from the bottom so it will uptake water better.
    Make sure to check the water level daily because they will wick up a lot of water.

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    Buy a live one dude, plant it in spring and you will feel all environmentalist n shit. I love a real tree at Xmas, had a fancy led thing the last 2 years but gonna buy a real one this time
    When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prime View Post
    Buy a live one dude, plant it in spring and you will feel all environmentalist n shit. I love a real tree at Xmas, had a fancy led thing the last 2 years but gonna buy a real one this time
    A live one is an excellent choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prime View Post
    Buy a live one dude, plant it in spring and you will feel all environmentalist n shit. I love a real tree at Xmas, had a fancy led thing the last 2 years but gonna buy a real one this time
    No garden to plant it mate, I'd have to stick it in the groom lol. I've had a look and I can get one for £40, 7ft. Seen mentions of 'resivoir stand'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCannab1sir View Post
    No garden to plant it mate, I'd have to stick it in the groom lol. I've had a look and I can get one for £40, 7ft. Seen mentions of 'resivoir stand'?
    The reservoir stand is a stand u put water in. A fireman told me its most definitely worth sitting it in water as it keeps the pines wet and less fall off also much less of a fire risk. Also seen a video of the difference. U ain't got a chance if the tree is dry and somehow catches alight.

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    I can't stress enough to check the reservoir at least once
    a day. I would check it twice a day the first week to 10 days.
    They drink a lot and will go up like a roman candle if dry.
    Be safe.

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    Been watching the cat bloke on animal planet, he did a Christmas one, he was saying don't let cats drink the water the tree's are in cause it can damage their kidneys, don't know if it the same for dogs as well, so keep your pets away

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    Finally a way to defeat the evil 'domesticated cat' lol

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    I always buy a real Christmas tree, Ilove the smell of tree!

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    Ordered one, they cut it on delivery day, comin 29th or 30th nov. Premier Norway Spruce, 7 ft, £40. See how we get on with that, didn't fancy spendin £65

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    Next big question...Lights. I'm thinkin plain/goldtraditional/white what ever ya wanna call em, I reckon they'd look better on a real tree compared to multi coloured. What ya think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCannab1sir View Post
    Next big question...Lights. I'm thinkin plain/goldtraditional/white what ever ya wanna call em, I reckon they'd look better on a real tree compared to multi coloured. What ya think?
    Warm white i think is what ur after?? What about candle affect? Always liked that on a real tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wags View Post
    Warm white i think is what ur after?? What about candle affect? Always liked that on a real tree.

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    Yeh warm white's what I was lookin at, what's candle effect? Where it flickers? Hmm, warm white? Stick a cple plants under it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCannab1sir View Post
    Yeh warm white's what I was lookin at, what's candle effect? Where it flickers? Hmm, warm white? Stick a cple plants under it
    Ye flickers like a candle. Haha.

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