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Christmas trees, real ones. Where from?

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AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Mon 15-Dec-14 14:32:34

Where did you buy your real Christmas tree? How high is it? And how much did it cost?

nipersvest Mon 15-Dec-14 14:34:23

we got ours from a local farm, its floor to ceiling tall and was £38. it is a short needled one so will drop but the long needled ones were £65.

Shesparkles Mon 15-Dec-14 14:35:17

We have a 6' Fraser Fir from a local tree farm, it cost £35

Muchtoomuchtodo Mon 15-Dec-14 14:36:58

Ours is 7 foot tall and no drop. It was £45 from a local farm where they cut it fresh once you've chosen it.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Mon 15-Dec-14 14:39:57

Our local farm trees start at £100. [tut] I'm trying to decide if I can be bothered to drive to Ikea to buy two trees and get a voucher to spend in the new year.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Mon 15-Dec-14 14:40:56

I need two trees. One between 6 and 7 feet and one of about 5 feet 8 inches.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Mon 15-Dec-14 14:41:48

I'm so envious of all your farm shops. envy

bigbluestars Mon 15-Dec-14 15:16:14

Local garden centre. We have a soft needled 7" Nordman fir. Very lush and fragrant. Cost £49.

TobyLerone Mon 15-Dec-14 15:25:16

I got mine from B&Q. Nordman Fir, 6', was £35, I think. The short-needled ones were cheaper but they drop more and the needles are sharp, which we couldn't have with 11mo DD around.

It's the first year I've ever had a real tree and it's lovely smile

Notso Mon 15-Dec-14 15:49:33

We got ours from Ikea. The voucher convinced DH to do the 2 hr round trip after driving all day at work.
We are buying a bed from there in the new year so the voucher will go towards that. However any money saved is cancelled out by the £50 worth of crap I bought from the Market Place

SpottyTeacakes Mon 15-Dec-14 15:51:03

Mine was just over 6ft. My dad chopped it down from the woods grin we had to cut some of the top off to fit the fairy on.

Try go local if you can, garden centres etc will have had theirs cut for months.

DrElizabethPlimpton Mon 15-Dec-14 15:54:51

From a farm at Christmas Common in Oxfordshire. This is absolutely true!

bigbluestars Mon 15-Dec-14 15:58:41

spotty- does your Dad own the wood?

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 15-Dec-14 15:59:58

6ft Nordman, £28 from a farm where you get a tractor ride to the trees, choose one and then they chop it down for you and take it back down to your car on the tractor. They charged us for a 5ft one but when he held it up to the measuring chart it was only about an inch short of 6ft. Couldn't be any fresher.

SpottyTeacakes Mon 15-Dec-14 16:01:15

He manages it. They used to sell loads every year but for the past few years they've not had any small ones. They still do massive ones for churches and rich people though grin

lemontwist Mon 15-Dec-14 16:01:46

We got ours from the forestry commision. Its a 6ft (probably closer to 7ft) Norway Spruce and was £24. We've got ours from there for several years running now.

Chandon Mon 15-Dec-14 16:02:27

6-7ft Nordman for £25 from Scats

Alpha, £100 ????!!!!!

Silverstreaks Tue 16-Dec-14 07:52:37

A small independent garden centre/nursery. It's a 6 foot Nordman and cost £32. This is the cheapest and nicest we've had for years.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Tue 16-Dec-14 19:18:21

I bit the bullet and went to our local Christmas tree farm shop. Horribly expensive but very beautiful trees. When I've finished decorating them (tomorrow) I'll post a picture.

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