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Will we be able to get Christmas trees?

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howmanyroads Sun 01-Nov-20 11:46:59

Sorry if this has already been asked, I did have a look!

I know Christmas won't be normal this year and I'm accepting that now but I need a tree if nothing else! Have only ever got real ones, usually the first or second weekend in December from Homebase.

Were shops like homebase still open in the first lockdown? I can't remember. Debating whether to just invest in a real looking fake one but I'll miss the smell!

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CoronaIsWatching Sun 01-Nov-20 11:47:28

No

Beautyoftheirdreams Sun 01-Nov-20 11:49:41

We've brought our real Xmas tree from Aldi before, I imagine they will still be sold in supermarkets and hopefully in other shops after restrictions ease

userxx Sun 01-Nov-20 11:50:48

Homebase was open from memory. Garden centres aren't closing so that would be your best bet.

Figmentofimagination Sun 01-Nov-20 11:51:17

Garden Centres are allowed to stay open as they are now classed as essential. Our local garden centre that does massive Christmas displays and late night Christmas nights has already posted saying they will still be open and their late nights are going ahead. This is a screen shot from the latest updates on the gov website.

Olinguito Sun 01-Nov-20 11:52:25

Garden centres are staying open so you'll probably be able to get one there.

howmanyroads Sun 01-Nov-20 11:52:49

Oh if garden centres will be open that's fine!

@beautyoftheirdreams someone told me supermarkets would be closing off non essential sections like clothes etc so didn't know if they'd be able to stock trees (I'm thinking more in terms of if lockdown is extended further through December)

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WutheredOut Sun 01-Nov-20 11:54:11

We have a farm shop and we sell Xmas trees

We aren’t closing and will continue to sell them as usual unless we are told we aren’t allowed to.

Heyahun Sun 01-Nov-20 11:54:38

Talk about first world problems 😂 it would be such a disaster if you couldn’t get a Christmas tree

howmanyroads Sun 01-Nov-20 11:58:34

@heyahun think you might be on the wrong boards grin

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LaChatte Sun 01-Nov-20 12:01:11

I've already asked our local florist (who is more of a mini garden centre than a florist to be fair) if he'd be selling trees this year seeing as they're not considered essential. He said we'd be able to order them by phone and pick them up. It does mean that I won't be able to carefully select he perfect tree although I do realise that it's a totally first world problem.

reluctantbrit Sun 01-Nov-20 16:12:55

Heyahun

Talk about first world problems 😂 it would be such a disaster if you couldn’t get a Christmas tree

Well, for some this is more important than having a huge family around, tons of presents or food that you cannot wee the table anymore.

One year, shortly after my dad died, my mum (living in Germany) couldn’t get a tree as the weather turned nasty and my uncle didn’t want to drive. I had her on the phone, she was not crying but very sad. She said, even in the war and the years after my grandmother still managed to get a tree.

I ordered her one online, amazing that it worked but she got one delivered a week later. Not the most prettiest or huge but when she called to confirm delivery she was not grateful but overjoyed to have her Christmas.

I will do everything to get a tree myself.

CatrinVennastin Sun 01-Nov-20 17:45:00

I asked in our local hardware shop today and he said he’s ordered his trees and they will be available from late nov.

I reckon most places like garden centres will have already placed their orders and will still get trees to sell.

MarshaBradyo Sun 01-Nov-20 17:46:33

Figmentofimagination

Garden Centres are allowed to stay open as they are now classed as essential. Our local garden centre that does massive Christmas displays and late night Christmas nights has already posted saying they will still be open and their late nights are going ahead. This is a screen shot from the latest updates on the gov website.

This is good. I’m glad they’ve changed that, should have been the same last time.

Alternista Sun 01-Nov-20 17:53:47

Garden centres already have.
I don’t know why garden centres are classed as essential though!

NoWordForFluffy Sun 01-Nov-20 17:58:37

howmanyroads

Oh if garden centres will be open that's fine!

@beautyoftheirdreams someone told me supermarkets would be closing off non essential sections like clothes etc so didn't know if they'd be able to stock trees (I'm thinking more in terms of if lockdown is extended further through December)

Supermarkets can sell non-essentials. I think they established how well (not) it went down in Wales, so have avoided that bear trap.

DuzzyFuck Sun 01-Nov-20 18:12:23

@reluctantbrit I get that! My tree is more important to me than any other element of Christmas. Don't know why, it just is!

Since I've had my own place I've always had a real one, but the Christmas after I separated from my EXH I couldn't bring myself to go buy it. So much memory and emotion was attached to going to pick a real one together at a posh garden centre I just couldn't do it.

I bought a fake one, hated it and reverted to real the following Christmas (although from B&Q, still haven't faced the posh garden centre!).

Fridgeandkitchen Sun 01-Nov-20 18:29:59

Heyahun

Talk about first world problems 😂 it would be such a disaster if you couldn’t get a Christmas tree

There is always one arsehole. Always. Go away.

Brogues Sun 01-Nov-20 18:32:43

Just noticed on my local Facebook a business taking orders for trees to be delivered in December.

userxx Sun 01-Nov-20 20:14:42

* I don’t know why garden centres are classed as essential though!*

Essential if it's your business.

Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Sun 01-Nov-20 21:04:59

We normally get ours from the (local council) country park; all outside so unless the deer are spreading Covid I hope they will be open!
Failing that we have an axe & lots of local pines...

GingerFoxInAT0phat Sun 01-Nov-20 21:08:08

I’d booked a slot to go and pick our tree in the field for a couple of weeks time, think that has now been cancelled and they will be just doing deliveries and drive through collections.

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants Sun 01-Nov-20 21:12:05

CoronaIsWatching

No

Have you still not found you way back to Reddit yet?

Runnerduck34 Sun 01-Nov-20 22:16:22

Pleased to know garden centres are staying open, thou tbh they arent really essential, but then neither are the off licences that they classed as essential last time!
Anyway tbh I was also wondering about getting my real christmas tree this year and was googling online suppliers this afternoon, glad I will still be able to get one 😊
I know its a first world problem but sometimes its easier to worry about the small stuff ...

Alternista Sun 01-Nov-20 22:58:43

“Essential if it's your business.”

That’s true of every business though?

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