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An artificial tree beside front door? yay nor nay! (I say yes!)

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M0reC0ffee Sat 12-Oct-13 19:11:15

I have black fingers. If I get a real one it'll die. I have seen some artificial trees on line and they look convincing on line at least. Does anybody have one? Would anybody admit to it?

GrendelsMum Sun 13-Oct-13 19:52:07

I think that if you're not a gardener yourself, you might find them more convincing than someone who's a keen gardener would. But if you're looking for something that you personally think is pretty, then you don't need to worry about 'getting it right'.

M0reC0ffee Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:50

I was at my parents' house today and they have some trees that are still flowering in October! so I was asking what they were. My Dad told me various names, but the one I liked, an orange one (can't remember) he said the spikes on it would injure the children if they fell against it. Another attracts wasps like a pot of jam. Maybe he gave me too many latin names. I'm addled. I am busier than my Dad as well, to be blunt. grin

GrendelsMum Sun 13-Oct-13 19:56:16

The boxwood tower on the site you linked to might not be too bad? It's got a realistically messy outline as far as I ca judge, and small leaves might be better than large plastic leaves.

PrimalLass Mon 14-Oct-13 07:36:04

That five foot conifer is intended to be an indoor plant? really?! wow.
The ficus? It's not a conifer. Here are the outdoor fakey plants.

I wouldn't do it. I have bamboo in big pots either side of the door at the mo. Cheap and easy. I had two bays and they did die after the big snow in 2011 but want to replace them.

PrimalLass Mon 14-Oct-13 07:38:11

Or did you mean this one?

Just get real ones. They are really hardy and hard to kill.

CuddyMum Mon 14-Oct-13 16:54:09

Just to add, we weighed our pots down with rocks and stones etc and filled with real soil. Hoping this will rule out the lightweight drunks. smile

I tried two real plants and they were bloody awful - I killed them (as I do with all plants).

DontCallMeBaby Mon 14-Oct-13 17:10:01

I'd consider it - we're putting the house on the market soon, could do with some kerb appeal, and both have brown thumbs of doom. That said, my big gardening success has been with a bay, so maybe I should get a couple of real ones (the one I have is I the back garden and is about 12ft tall, so not an option!)

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