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real v artificial

sounds gorgeous in theory huh? and OH has never had a real one, you know how exciting it is going to pick one. The one thing thats really putting me off is the mess - pine needles!!! although we have wood floors so i could sweap dead easily.

how long do they last? when should we get one?
My parents always have a real tree, they get it treated before they get it and keep it in a bucket filled with stones etc and water it and they NEVER have a pine needle problem. Their tree goes up on Dec 15 and comes down on Jan 4 and it always looks great. Even when its being taken out the house and is brushing against walls etc theres almost no needles come off it.
wow, they are obviously green fingered! i never knew you could get a tree treated? do you go to selfridges for that, LOL, jesting.

Def sounds fab, we should start a thread so show off our tree's to eachother - or do you guys do that already??
Real for me everytime, love the smell they feel mor christmasy if that makes sense x
Would love a real one one year but I also have a cat, and do worry about the mess from the needles.

We are buying a new artificial one this year as had current one longer than have known my husband. Think its time for a change ( the tree not the hubby !!)
that tree is like 4years old and falling apart.might be time to get a new one. im on at himself about getting some lights from outside nothing mad or anything maybe just some icckle ones over the front door. i think il just buy them then he will have to put them up!!!
sounds like a plan, tesco have some good deals on outdoor lights -oh and homebase! we don't have anything outside, my neighbours put little lights on bushes and stuff but all we do is put up welcome lights, you know the ones that are on an unside down v shape!! last year we put robins up at my mum's but they kept falling down and tbh the wires drive me mad. Why don't decoration come without wires and with batteries instead??

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