Care for your living Christmas tree
Once the festivities are over, a bit of
TLC will ensure your potted Christmas tree is still alive next year. Initially, move the tree outside into a shady spot, then gradually re-acclimatise it to more sun over coming weeks. Re-pot the tree, if needed. Give the plant a post-Christmas treat by applying some slow-release fertiliser, liquid seaweed and soil wetter. Trim lightly if required, but avoid cutting back into bare wood. Water whenever the mix starts to dry out, and turn the pot every couple of weeks so that the plant gets light on all sides.