2019 at Scottish Christmas Trees has been like others in many ways – busy times looking after our wonderful Fraser Fir, Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce Trees ready for the Christmas Harvest season. We have also, and as always, planted lots and lots of little baby trees to ensure we have stock for many years to come. How do we manage all of this – run the farm, look after our free range hens and everything else in between? Easy – we have helpers – Annie and Peggy have been with us for a good few years, but 2019 saw the arrival of 2 more – Maisie and Harris! What a great summer it has been training our new pups to be in the ‘office’! Now, all we have to do is train them to harvest trees, answer telephone enquiries and look after our website customers!
And so the Christmas Tree Harvest begins for 2019.
After a very wet few weeks, yesterday saw us finally managing to complete the task of measuring and counting our lovely Christmas Trees. Our Fraser Fir, Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce Christmas Trees have been growing steadily all year. As can be seen from our photo, we all went to bed leaving a fabulous sunset on our heels. Even better, we got up this morning to beautiful blue skies!
Enjoying the autumn sun and despite the first frost on windscreens the unanimous decision was to celebrate a wonderful day by opening the Scottish Christmas Trees website. Our Christmas Tree stock has just been uploaded this afternoon, 3rd October and we look forward to another busy harvest season ahead.
Over this year we have had some exciting new additions to our team, but more of that later – lets just say there’s been more hinder than help at times!
Meanwhile……. we now have some baby Christmas Trees to plant. And dont worry, we wont be cutting any real trees for a few weeks yet. Remember, we deliver them as fresh as possible. Watch this space for news from the farm and to see what has been happening since last year!! While you wait, make sure you get your order in early for your ‘Real Tree’ for 2019!!! Our wreath designs aren’t quite ready yet. But our cut and pot grown trees are all available to pre-order with your chosen delivery date.
Ever wonder where your Christmas tree is going to come from? You have an open invitation to visit Glaisters Christmas Tree Farm during December. There you’ll be able to see how Christmas trees are selected, cut and made ready for delivery. While you’re there you can select a Christmas tree of your own, a stand to hold your tree, and any decorations you need for a stunning display.
There is a lot of work involved with growing a Christmas tree. The process generally takes around ten years from seed planting to harvesting and along the way those trees need plenty of care and attention. The shaping of the tree starts from its third year in the ground – each tree is gently sheared each year to help develop that traditional Christmas tree shape. You’ll see the results of these efforts when you visit our farm.
The farm and farm shop are open for visitors between 10am and 4:30pm on:
3rd and 4th December
10th and 11th December
17th and 18th December
If you wish to visit on a weekday, please call ahead and book a suitable time – this is our busiest time of the year, however, we’ll always try to accommodate visitors outside of those weekend hours.
For those looking for something special in the way of Christmas wreaths, come and talk to us about specific colours or themes. Our in-house florist has a lot of experience creating wonderful wreaths, they may be able to help you create your wreath. If you need help finding us, feel free to give us call for directions. Glaisters, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries DG2 8JT Telephone: 01387 760234
We LOVE Copas Turkeys they are very very special! We’ve teamed up with them to offer customers a a free Christmas Gift Pack when you order a turkey from Copas Turkeys before 30th
November. The Christmas Gift Pack includes delicious accompaniments for
the festive season, including:
Cranberry Sauce, Boxing Day Chutney, Sage and Onion stuffing, plus a pop-up cooking timer for your next poultry roast.
All you have to do is order your turkey on Copas Turkey’s website: www.copasturkeys.co.uk/trees.aspand use the code at the checkout TREE11 to claim your free gift!
It is always such a joy when something that is designed and handmade from scratch at ScottishChristmasTrees is an instant hit! Our Limited Edition Wreaths have only just been finalised and they are already exceeding expecation in out selling our standard options! Maybe people are wanting to lift the spirits and go all out with a colourful splash to their front doors!
We’ve been reading with great interest some tips and ideas on the Ideal Home website the internet really is a wonderful way of getting great decorative inspiration!