Christmas is going to be different this year. I know the decorations and the tree will be even more important in our house this year. There are some great places in and around Ryedale where you can buy your Christmas tree. Do expect the experience to be slightly different due to COVID-19.
In our house, there is something exciting about going to get the tree. It means Christmas really is coming and the kids love it. Getting a good tree is really important to me, there is nothing worse than having to look at an unbalanced, bald, half dead tree for a month!
As Scarborough, Whitby & Filey is a large area, it partly depends where you live as to where you may go to buy your tree. Here are a few that sell really good trees in our area.
Decorating the house in general is high priority this year – this includes wreaths. I have included where they can be bought, made and to make at home!
The Seasonal Home Store with Unique Homewares & Gifts. New 2020 Christmas Collections are available online.
They sell wonderful Christmas decorations including Artificial Trees, baubles, lights and much more, to make your home look magical this Christmas. See HERE
They have something for everyone as stockists of Wrendale Designs, Sophie Allport, Dcuk Ducks, Wax Lyrical Candles, Gisela Graham, Jormae Pourri, Sass & Belle and much more. Picks include Christmas Ducklings, Bath & Body Gift Sets, Mr Joyful Gents Gift Set and Wrendale Designs Recipe Tin & Card Set to name a few.
Christmas Trees & Handmade Christmas Wreaths will be available shortly. Cedarbarn aim to bring you top-quality, healthy, fresh food with impeccable provenance and as few food miles as possible. There are loads of gift ideas, quality hampers (with delivery available), decorations, homemade cakes, puddings, tasting sessions and lots more all under one roof – for a convenient local shopping experience!
Our Christmas Order Forms are also available to grab from the Farm Shop and we will be taking orders until December 16th. If you would prefer to have your order form sent via post or email please call us on 01751 475614.
For the first time this year, from Tuesday 24th November, we are supplying non drop Nordman FRESH CUT CHRISTMAS TREES. We have a variety of sizes from 3ft to 12ft and will net your chosen tree for you ready to take home. All Christmas trees are grown sustainably in Yorkshire and we also offer the option of them potted rather than cut.
The Woodyard garden, gift and homeware store is feeling very festive with the addition of our popular Christmas Shop. We are the ideal destination for all things Christmas with gorgeous decorations, unique festive gifts and cosy winter homewares, you’ll find everything you need to create a special winter wonderland in your own home. We carefully select items from a wide range of local suppliers to give you a variety of unique products, from home fragrance, jewellery, cards and stationary and with new deliveries everyday there’s always something different to catch your eye.
Opening hours – Tuesday to Sunday – 10.00 am to 4.30 pm Sledmere, Driffield. YO25 3XG T: 01377 236637 Website Facebook
Sell their Christmas Trees at two locations, Scampston Hall and Lowthorpe in Driffield – so two handy locations depending whether you live in Scarborough or Filey. Traditional Norway Spruces and non-drop Nordman Firs Trees will be on sale daily 10am – 4pm. Delivery is available on request within 10 miles for £10.00.
Trees available from 28th November 2020.
They are also selling wreaths, supplied by Wack’s Wicked Plants.
Other places to buy trees include Deans Garden Centre, Irton Garden Centre, Victoria Farm Whitby, Beacon Farm (Sneaton), Redcliffe Farm Shop (Filey) and Billy Wilson’s (Whitby).
If you choose a real tree, once you have got your tree home, it’s then really important to look after it to ensure it looks the best it can! Here are some care tips….
1. Encourage your tree to drink plenty of water, a Christmas tree with no roots will still drink water by capillary action through its trunk, in the same way a cut flower in a vase does.
2. Before placing your tree in water, saw the bottom 1” (3cm) of the trunk away as this will open up the pores which have blocked since harvesting. Don’t cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, as this makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand. It also reduces the amount of water available to the tree. Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does not improve water uptake.
3. If you are not decorating your tree immediately it will be best kept in a bucket of water, somewhere cool and out of the wind. By removing the net at this point you will allow the branches to relax and fall back into shape.
4. Place your tree in a stand that will hold water (a traditional reservoir type), as buckets containing sand or soil will cause the pores in the trunk to block and prevent your tree from drinking. Use a stand that fits your tree. Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and shouldn’t be taken off if possible.
5. Keep trees away from major sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Use of lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, will reduce drying of the tree.
6. Keep your real tree topped up with water, as they can drink anything up to 2 pints per day depending on size and room temperature.
7. Never allow your tree to dry out as this will create a blockage within the pores and prevent your tree from taking up further water.
8. Add a small amount of sugar to the water as this will convert it to a more sap-like solution and make it easier for the tree to take up (just like cut flower crystals). You can also add a little lemonade, but take care not to end up with a sticky carpet or presents!
9. Turn your Christmas tree lights off at night, not only for safety and to save energy, but also to help reduce the drying effect on your tree.
10. Ensure there are plenty of presents underneath it to keep it company, and have a very Happy Christmas!