There are still lots of jobs to be done on the farm even though it seems to have rained for the whole of this year so far. 
Easier said than done! 
Our boys are here pruning. They are very experienced, it is an important job to make sure the trees retain a good shape and become bushier going forward.  
I was hoping to show you the boys at work but I haven't been able to get in the plantations to get the photo.... yet! 
Hans is busy with his role as Chairman of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) and his position as President of the Christmas Tree Grower Council of Europe (CTGCE). He was at a meeting in Brussels earlier this month where he was highlighting an article written by a member of the Danish Christmas Tree Growers on the danger artificial Christmas trees cause to the environment compared to buying a real Christmas tree. 
 

Transplants. 

Now is the time to order your transplants. We have Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce transplants available again this year. Hans takes great care when choosing which varieties to buy and we only sell the varieties we will be planting ourselves.  
Our transplants come in different sizes, 2:2 and 3:0. Have you ever wondered what these figures mean? The left figure refers to the time the seed has been in the seed beds and the right figure is how long they have been in the transplant bed. 2:2 plants are 4 yeas old and the 3:0 are 3 years old. 
If you are interested in ordering any transplants for this spring, or would like any advice about them please give us a call on 01483 271770 or email us on [email protected] 
 
Can you tell what it is yet? 
 
Earlier on this month we had a bit of fun with one of our beautiful Norway Spruce trees, in collaboration with a local store 'One Forty' . The new craze to hit our shores is for the humble Christmas tree to be decorated, not only at Christmas, but for other special occasions during the year. On February 14th we worked with One Forty to decorate and show off our 'Valentine tree'. It was beautiful and very popular. 
What can we do next? 
Watch this space! 
Let us hope next month is drier and i can get in the fields to take pictures of our boys working! 
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