REAL POT­TED TREE

Scottish Daily Mail - - Christmas Life -

Pot-grown Christ­mas tree, from £29.99, dob­bies.com POT-GROWN trees can be kept in the gar­den, and brought in­side each De­cem­ber.

‘Any­thing you can re­use is good,’ says Emma Pri­est­land, a Friends of the Earth cam­paigner. ‘Choose one with a big pot, to make sure roots are es­tab­lished, which will keep it go­ing.’

How­ever, you’ll only get eco brownie points if you keep it alive past Christ­mas, so get it used to a warmer tem­per­a­ture by sit­ting it in a shed or out­house for a few days be­fore it en­ters your home.

Do the same be­fore it re­turns to the gar­den. Wa­ter it daily and keep it away from ra­di­a­tors and fire­places, to avoid it dry­ing out.

LOOKS: 4½/5 ECO-FRIEND­LI­NESS: 5/5 SCORE: 9½/10

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