Christmas Trees at Brockhole
Available to collect from Brockhole on Windermere
Choose your own tree and pick your perfect size from our winter wonderland shop as part of a magical Christmas experience at Brockhole.
Our freshly cut Nordmann Fir trees are low needle drop and available in a range of sizes to look perfect in your home this Christmas, plus if you buy your Christmas tree from Brockhole, every penny goes straight back in to maintaining the breathtakingly beautiful Lake District National Park for the future.
What's the best way to care for a potted Christmas tree both during the festive season and beyond?
Water your potted Christmas tree regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. The frequency of watering will depend on various factors such as the size of the tree, the type of pot it's in, and the environmental conditions. Check the moisture level of the soil by sticking your finger about an inch deep into the soil. If it feels dry at that depth, it's time to water.
Avoid letting the roots sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot. If there is excess water in the saucer, empty it out to prevent the roots from becoming waterlogged.
- How should I position my potted Christmas tree indoors?
Place your potted Christmas tree in a cool location away from direct heat sources such as radiators, fireplaces, and sunny windows. Exposure to excessive heat can cause the tree to dry out quickly. Aim for a room temperature of around 60-65°F (15-18°C).
- Can I decorate my potted Christmas tree?
Yes, you can decorate your potted Christmas tree just like a regular Christmas tree. However, keep in mind that the weight of ornaments and decorations should be limited to prevent the branches from bending or breaking, opt for lightweight and smaller decorations that won't overwhelm the tree.
- Should I provide any additional care after the festive season?
Once the festive season is over, it's important to transition your potted Christmas tree back to outdoor conditions gradually. Sudden exposure to cold temperatures can shock the tree. Place the tree in a sheltered area, such as a garage or shed, for a few days before moving it outside.
When planting the tree outdoors, choose a suitable location with well-draining soil and adequate sunlight. Follow proper planting instructions based on the specific species of tree you have. Water the newly planted tree regularly, especially during dry periods, to help it establish its roots in the ground.
Remember that potted Christmas trees are not intended for long-term growth and may not thrive as well as trees specifically cultivated for outdoor planting. Consider recycling or replanting the tree after use to ensure its continued growth and sustainability.
It's always a good idea to consult with our Head Gardener Iain Turnbull for specific care instructions tailored to your region and the type of potted Christmas tree you have.