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Christmas trees

Help solve your gardening problem. Here are the answers to some commonly asked gardening questions about Christmas trees with hints, tips and advice.

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Please give me advice on keeping my Christmas tree looking good.

First, keep the tree outside for as long as possible - try and stick to the traditional 12 days of Christmas!

You can buy a Christmas tree spray that helps prevent needle drop which is worth doing - especially on potted trees you hope to keep for another year; the usual one available is called Spray 'N' Save.

When you bring it indoors keep it well away from sources of heat - radiators and fires.

If it's a potted tree keep the compost constantly moist. If it is a cut tree, remove the bottom inch of stem and stand the tree in a container that you can add water to; keep this constantly topped up.


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