Me- We'll need to get a tree this week...
Mr TH- What for?
Mr TH- Can we not have so many decorations on it this year?
Me- .... (silence)
Mr TH- I thought we had an artificial tree in the roof?
Me- No, we don't have one in the roof.
Mr TH- Do you think it might be greener to get an artificial one?
Me- Maybe, but real ones look real & smell wonderful...
Mr TH- They both cost about the same but with an artificial one you'd only need to buy it once...
Me- Erm, true...but the real ones do smell lovely...
Me- Let's go & look at some real ones.
(trip to see trees)
Me- Now that we're here, we might as well buy one!
In the thrifty sense, Mr TH, is right but real trees win every time as far as I'm concerned. We bought our 5ft tree from a local reputable grower.
I kept it outside in a sheltered spot, propped up in a bucket of water until I was ready to bring it in.
Then I sawed off the base of the trunk and pruned away all the lower branches.
Using large stones & bricks, I propped the tree up in large bucket & filled it with water. I'll check it everyday & refill when necessary. I also placed it away from the radiator.
The bucket was not attractive so I sliced up a cardboard box from the supermarket to disguise it.
Then out came the box of decorations collected over the last 20 years...at this point Mr TH rolled his eyes & quickly left the room...
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