Christmas Tree in a Pot

One of the great pleasures of Christmas is decorating a real tree, so why not plant a living tree in a pot? A small tree makes a great table decoration. You can care for it through the seasons and reuse it for several Christmases to come.

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Water the plant thoroughly to ensure that all the compost is wet. Allow to drain, and then bring it indoors to decorate. Tip: Don’t keep the tree indoors for longer than a month: the warmth and light may encourage it to break dormancy. Feed and water it regularly, re-pot into a larger container in early spring and add some slow-release organic fertilizer, such as comfrey pellets.

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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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