Christmas tree is shrinking before my eyes!

(9 Posts)
Rollergirl11 Tue 22-Dec-20 19:55:36

Over the last few days it’s seemed to get much much smaller. Earlier DD rearranged a bauble that looked like it was about to fall and masses of pine needles fell off! So I touched another branch and again all the needles fell off. I think it will be bare by the time DC’s have rummaged around after it on Christmas Day!

Is there anything I can do? It’s well watered and not anywhere near a radiator or anything. We’ve never had this happen before. We got a little earlier than usual (on 6th Dec) but it should last longer than this!

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Chimeraforce Tue 22-Dec-20 19:56:31

Full sugar lemonade

Letsskidaddle Tue 22-Dec-20 20:00:06

Keep watering it, or using the lemonade recommended by a PP. Also spray it VERY liberally with hairspray, it'll sort of 'glue' the needles on. Might need doing more than once too.

DollyMixtureLulus Tue 22-Dec-20 20:11:42

Mine is a bit droopy, I might try the lemonade.

Nowaynothappening Tue 22-Dec-20 20:15:43

Ours looked dreadful last year by Christmas. I looked at the photos earlier and it was practically bare and seriously droopy all over. The baubles started dropping off constantly, sorry sight. Made the mistake of buying a cheap one, I’ll never do that again.

LondonBus38 Tue 22-Dec-20 21:32:40

We have this issue this year too OP, decorations are sliding off and it is starting to droop. DC put presents underneath earlier and were showered in pine needles, not had this before. It not a cheap one. Still looks ok but after a week can see significant difference in it.

Will try lemonade thanks for the tip.

Rollergirl11 Tue 22-Dec-20 22:00:00

Yes ours wasn’t cheap either. It still looks okay but I’m terrified to go near it! I’ll give the lemonade a go.

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pinkdragons Tue 22-Dec-20 22:10:30

Same here.
Never heard of the lemonade tip.
What's in it that the tree likes?

justilou1 Tue 22-Dec-20 22:11:19

Is it near a heater or radiator? That could be the problem

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