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Wet Wet Wet!!!

Posted by sct on  August 19, 2009

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When will it stop raining, and the weather behave a bit more like August instead of November! We’re marking cut Christmas trees for sale just now, but everyone is getting a bit fed up of coming in soaked to the skin.   Even the potted Christmas trees are hardly needing any irrigation – it’s all coming from above. Hopefully, the weather will improve and we might just get an indian summer – ever the optimist. Wet

Real Vs Artifical Christmas trees

Posted by sct on  August 13, 2009

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Category: General News
This debate has gone on for years and every one has thier own opinion, however there are some simple facts that set the two options apart. Atrificial trees get more realistic every year but certain facts remain the same. All are made from Oil and Steel based material both of which are a finite resourse. A large majority of artificial Christmas trees are made in countries where there are currently very few environmental controls on

Choosing Christmas trees to sell this year

Posted by sct on  August 9, 2009

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The last 4 weeks we’ve been very busy working on the field Christmas trees.   The men have been tying canes onto any leaders,  that were not straight, and I’ve been doing the same in the nursery with the pot grown Christmas trees.   I’ve also been shearing the sides of the pot grown trees, which will make them lovely and bushy.   Last week i marked any pot grown tree that we will sell this Christmas –

Summer Time

Posted by sct on  July 8, 2009

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After a cold and very windy spring, summer arrived with a bang with some very warm days during June and early July – long overdue. Christmas trees have been very slow to grow this year, but are growing fast now and catching up.    We are starting summer work with the Christmas trees and the men are shortening the leaders that are too long and  will then shear the sides of the trees to give them

Back to Work

Posted by sct on  February 13, 2009

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Category: General News
After a very busy Christmas period and all of us having some holiday time in January to restore our energy levels it is now back to work. Just now we’re busy shearing the sides of the trees to encourage them to grow into what we all imagine a good Christmas Tree shape should be.   We begin doing this on trees once they reach approximately 4ft and will do it every year until the tree is