Keep­ing your tree look­ing good

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

If you in­tend to bring your live, pot­ted tree in­doors for the cel­e­bra­tions, keep it in­doors for as short a time as pos­si­ble.

Ideally, move it in the week­end be­fore Christ­mas and take it back out­side af­ter 12 days.

Leave it any longer and the cen­tral heat­ing will cause it to droop.

Site it in a cool room, away from di­rect heat. If it starts to look un­happy, re­turn it to the gar­den.

Ei­ther plant it in a border or keep it in a pot to limit its size.

Pine nee­dles make a mulch for acid-lov­ing plants such as aza­leas.

A healthy tree will shine all Christ­mas

Use nee­dles as mulch for er­i­ca­ceous plants like aza­leas

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