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  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
The little christmas tree
« on: June 24, 2012, 12:47:38 pm »
Well - just like in the tale, we have rescued a little christmas tree from our Danish neighbours who were moving  house.

It was fairly popping out of its container - dreadfully pot bound and starting to look a bit sorry for itself.

I have pruned it and repotted it in a large container full of ericaceous compost with added plant food in the hope that it might recover.

Any suggestions as to how I can help it along further?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 05:18:01 pm by suziequeue »
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little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: The little christmas tree
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 02:52:57 pm »
give it time .. they often just sit & sulk for a while, then go mad and grow massively!

try not to over water, they are "designed" for frozen areas where water is ice for much of the time...
Little Blue


  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: The little christmas tree
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 05:19:55 pm »
OK little blue. thanks.

I did water it in but I will put it in a sheltered spot where it won't get drenched by the summer weather  ::)
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  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: The little christmas tree
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 12:51:41 am »
Years ago I rescued a tiny christmas tree which had been left in a sack dumped by the plantation planters (sounds like it was a kitten  :D )  I was being self-righteous and clearing up their litter and noticed this one tree abandoned and alone.    I planted it in my hedge and for a couple of years it didn't do well and I thought it must have been left dry for too long.  However, it's now much taller than me and growing strongly, not as tall as its chums a couple of fields away, but happy and healthy  :xmas:
Trees don't like pots much, so if there is somewhere you can put it in the ground it will prefer that.

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